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  • New Shamu show won't have SeaWorld trainers in water

    New Shamu show won't have SeaWorld trainers in water
    SAN DIEGO -- SeaWorld trainers won't return to "water work" with killer whales in the new 2011 Shamu show after the death of an animal trainer forced a complete reworking of the marine park's signature attraction, SeaWorld officials said Thursday. The...
  • 'Killer in the Pool,' 'Free Books: 23,469 Classics to Go,' 'VIZ Manga'

    'Killer in the Pool,' 'Free Books: 23,469 Classics to Go,' 'VIZ Manga'
    Killer in the Pool By Tim Zimmermann, New Word City, all formats, $2.99 Tim Zimmermann, a correspondent with Outside magazine, has published "Killer in the Pool," an e-book about the 2010 death of Dawn Brancheau, who drowned after a trained killer whale...
  • Judge orders SeaWorld to protect orca trainers

    Judge orders SeaWorld to protect orca trainers
     SAN DIEGO -- Killer whale trainers at SeaWorld San Diego may have to stay out of the water for good during the marine park's iconic Shamu shows, it was reported Thursday. An administrative law judge on Wednesday issued a ruling that SeaWorld must find a...
  • SeaWorld Orlando: Changes arrive at Dine With Shamu

    SeaWorld Orlando: Changes arrive at Dine With Shamu
    SeaWorld Orlando has reintroduced its Dine With Shamu program and has installed changes large and small. The dining experience returned Monday for theme-park guests after being closed since trainer Dawn Brancheau died when killer whale Tilikum dragged...
  • 911 Calls Released in Killer Whale Attack at SeaWorld

    911 Calls Released in Killer Whale Attack at SeaWorld
    ORLANDO, FL -- Fire rescue officials in Orange County this morning released the 911 dispatch calls from the SeaWorld Orlando accident that claimed the life of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau. In the first call, a SeaWorld employee is heard telling...
  • At SeaWorld, a changed show must go on

    At SeaWorld, a changed show must go on
    The signature killer whale show, "Believe," at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida has changed dramatically since the tragic death in February of trainer Dawn Brancheau. Those who sit in the "soak zone," the seats closest to the pool, still get drenched, and the...
  • Judge makes no decision on video, images of SeaWorld trainer's death

    Judge makes no decision on video, images of SeaWorld trainer's death
    Attorneys for news organizations and the family of a SeaWorld Orlando trainer killed by a whale told a judge Wednesday that they are willing to try to reach an agreement on access to the videos and photographs depicting the death. For now, they asked...
  • SeaWorld to keep Tilikum -- he may even perform again

    SeaWorld to keep Tilikum -- he may even perform again
    SeaWorld Orlando said Thursday that it intends to keep Tilikum, the 12,000-pound killer whale that has now been involved in three fatalities in 19 years, but it hasn't decided whether Tilikum will perform in front of audiences again. The mammoth male...
  • Killer-whale experts say: Reintroduce Tilikum to the wild

    Regardless of what SeaWorld decides as Tilikum's long-term future, a conversation has started within the whale research and advocacy communities about what ought to be done with an orca linked to three human deaths. Killer whale experts know the giant...
  • Read family-written obituary of Dawn Brancheau, SeaWorld trainer killed by killer whale

    Dawn Therese Brancheau, 40, of St. Cloud, formerly of Cedar Lake, Ind., passed away February 24, 2010 doing what she loved. Inspired as a child after seeing a Shamu show, Brancheau knew at an early age that she wanted to perform with the whales. While...
  • New details emerge in death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer in orca incident

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A SeaWorld killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday and thrashed the woman around underwater, killing her in front of a horrified audience. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in......
  • SeaWorld Orlando spokesperson says Tilikum, the orca that killed trainer, 'likely' will perform again

     
    SeaWorld has not decided whether an orca that killed its trainer by dragging her into the water will keep performing, an official said Tuesday. In the days after Dawn Brancheau died, the park's top official pledged that the killer whale......