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Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...
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Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

SeaWorld's woes continue as profits drop

SeaWorld’s latest set of financial results, for the 2nd quarter of the year, have produced another set of disappointing figures with attendances, profits and revenue all down, more than analysts had predicted.

Earnings dropped a staggering 84% compared with a year ago. This came despite a series of discounts, promotions and a revamped marketing campaign aimed at winning back visitors. SeaWorld admitted it faces “brand challenges in California”. The company launched a major marketing campaign earlier this year in an attempt to combat the negative publicity it received following the release of the documentary Blackfish and its continued justification for keeping orcas in captivity.

Find out more about why orcas should not be held in captivity.

About George Berry

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