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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...

Theme park report reveals SeaWorld visitor decline

SeaWorld saw a significant drop in its visitor numbers in 2014, according to a new industry report released today.

The highly-respected annual TEA/AECOM 2014 Theme Index and Museum Index report reveals that SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment saw its visitor numbers drop by 4.3% or 1 million visitors. In North America, its parks in Orlando, Florida and San Diego, California, saw numbers down 8% and 12% respectively.

While its competitors have been opening new attractions, SeaWorld continues to struggle with the negative publicity resulting from the documentary film Blackfish and its ongoing display of orcas in captivity.

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.