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Jim Atchison
SeaWorld posts wider 4Q loss as theme park attendance falls

SeaWorld reported a wider loss in its fourth quarter as attendance to its theme parks continued to fall. Its shares fell in premarket trading Thursday. SeaWorld has been battling negative publicity after a 2013 documentary, "Blackfish," suggested that its treatment of animals may have led to the deaths of trainers. The marine parks are known for shows featuring killer whales and other animals. SeaWorld has taken out newspaper ads to defend its practices. And last year, the company said it would build larger environments for animals and fund additional research and programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild. Attendance to the company's 11 parks between...