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Tilikum, the father of Nakai. © Paul Wigmore

Orca Nakai dies at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has announced the death of the orca Nakai. The 20-year-old male orca...
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin © Mike Bossley/WDC

Last captive Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin to be freed in South Korea

Bibongi, the last Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin held in captivity in South Korea, is to be...
Common bottlenose dolphin

100 bottlenose dolphins hunted in Faroe Islands

This morning, (July 29th), 100 bottlenose dolphins were killed in Skálafjörður on the Faroe Islands. The...

Whales left to die in agony as grenade harpoons fail to explode

Evidence has emerged of grenade-tipped harpoons failing to explode when fired into fin whales by...

SeaWorld San Diego visitors down again

SeaWorld’s marine park in San Diego was the only one of North America’s top 20 most-visited theme parks to see a decline in attendance figures in 2015 according to the latest industry report.

While the average growth for other attractions was nearly 6%, the San Diego park saw its number drop by 7%. Its sister park in Orlando, Florida faired little better, with numbers up just 2%.

Having announced at the end of last year that it would phase out orca shows in San Diego, SeaWorld announced in March that it would no longer breed from the orcas it holds in captivity. WDC and others are now calling for the company to provide more suitable habitats for the remaining orcas.

About George Berry

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