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    Baby Orca Born in Captivity Dies at SeaWorld

    Baby Orca Born in Captivity Dies at SeaWorld

    Kyara, a killer whale born at SeaWorld San Antonio just three months ago, died Monday at the park, as reported in this video from Newsy. Kyara is the last orca to be born in captivity under the SeaWorld breeding program, which shut down in 2016. In a statement, SeaWorld said the cause of death was […]

    SeaWorld Subpoenaed for Executives’ Comments on ‘Blackfish’

    SeaWorld Subpoenaed for Executives’ Comments on ‘Blackfish’

    According to Bloomberg, “SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. received a subpoena earlier this month from regulators investigating disclosures and public statements by executives, including comments about the Blackfish documentary that caused a public backlash against the confinement of orcas. “The investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission will also look at trading […]

    ‘Shocking’ Levels of PCBs Found in Beloved Orca

    ‘Shocking’ Levels of PCBs Found in Beloved Orca

    The tragic story of Lulu, a beloved orca found dead and entangled in fishing gear last year, has taken a turn for the worse. Experts with the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme found the killer whale had “shocking levels of PCBs,” or polychlorinated biphenyls, a banned but highly pervasive toxic chemical. “The levels of PCB […]