why are 13 year olds these days constantly drinking, smoking weed and having sex?? when i was 13 i had a stable job, a loving wife, 3 good kids, and some savings put away for my retirement. i worry about the younger generation sometimes smh
You’re looking toward international growth. Will you be opening parks such as Discovery Cove or will there be more SeaWorlds?
Or it could be something else, right? I don’t mean to be coy about it. But our discussions involve those brands. It also involves new concepts that we have in mind … that are different from what we do today.
Where would you get the whales if you open more SeaWorld parks?
We haven’t collected whales since the ’70s. We’re fortunate to have a successful, thriving breeding program within our parks. We certainly have those capabilities with our current collection of killer whales.
So would they come just from your current collection?
In all likelihood, yes. We don’t collect whales in the wild and we have 29 whales in our care, so we certainly have the resources to develop and build more parks as it sits.
Jim Atchison confirms your favorite whales are headed to the Middle East and China. Nǐ hǎo, Nalani!
What a stressful morning!! Young I 103 from the I 15’s got caught in a gill net near Port Hardy. We monitored close by ready to assist. The young whale went under water covered in net for around 12 minutes. At the 4 minute mark the whole family I4, I 5 and their offspring dove down and stayed with it under water. The fisherman was quick thinking and pulled the net in reeling up 103. She was caught on her tail the rest of the net had been cut free possibly by her family when they were all under water. The fisherman was able to cut her loose and when she was freed she swam straight to her family. They took off towards Malcolm Island where thankfully research vessels were able to keep an eye on them to make sure she was ok. A very rare event that I have never seen. We were all happy to see her swim away it was something I personally never want to witness again. Many thanks to the fisherman for freeing her and saving her life. (x)