Tag: Marine animals

SeaWorld to Stop Breeding Killer Whales [VIDEO]

The orcasβ€”also known as killer whalesβ€”at SeaWorld will be the last generation to live at the water parks, the company said. SeaWorld will stop breeding them immediately. The company has faced public scrutiny for its treatment of the mammals since 2013, when the CNN documentary Blackfish debuted. The film followed the life of an orca…

SeaWorld CEO to Step Down

Troubled theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said Jim Atchison would step down as chief executive, and it would cut some jobs, sending the company’s shares up 2 percent in extended trading. SeaWorld did not say how many jobs it would cut, as part of its restructuring plan aimed at saving about $50 million by…

Megamouth Shark Captured Off The Coast Of Japan [VIDEO]

There was something large and extremely rare lurking in the waters off the coast of Japan — until the deep sea creature was pulled from a fishing trap last month. The megamouth shark was put on display at the Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka City, where crowds were able to see it undergo a public…

Diana Nyad Becomes 1st To Swim To Florida From Cuba Without Cage

Diana Nyad, 64, has become the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. She reached the Key West, Florida, shore about 53 hours after starting her swim in Havana on Saturday. This was Nyad’s fifth attempt to complete the trip. She tried three times in 2011 and…