During 2021, SeaWorld Rescue teams across all three parks mobilized to help rescue and rehabilitate animals in need with the end goal of being able to return them to their natural habitat.
The first full week of December serves as Walrus Awareness Week, and we couldn’t be happier to be talking about these massive marine mammals.
Jody Westberg, a member of SeaWorld San Diego’s rescue team, explains how humans impact ocean environments and why rescue teams serve as a crucial line of defense for some of marine life’s most insurmountable threats.
The Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) is SeaWorld’s longest-standing partner in conservation. Despite the shared name, HSWRI is a separate organization independent of SeaWorld.
Coral reefs are incredibly large, complex underwater ecosystems. Despite occurring in about 1% of the ocean, coral reefs are home to over 25% of all ocean life. They are formed over the course of millennia from coral polyps, and house thousands of unique and diverse species.
The Amazon river dolphin, sometimes known as the pink river dolphin or “boto” in Portuguese, is an endangered species of river dolphin found throughout the Amazon basin in Brazil. These dolphins face many challenges — not only are they threated by typical issues such as pollution and habitat degradation, but they are also frequently hunted and used as fishing bait.
In response to the ongoing Unusual Mortality Event (UME) impacting manatees on the East Coast, SeaWorld will double the critical care space at its Rescue facility in Orlando.
On March 4, 2022, the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue team hit the beach to return 10 rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley sea turtles to Canaveral National Seashore.
SeaWorld Veterinarian and Reproductive Physiologist Dr. Gisele Montano recently joined the global non-profit organization OCEARCH on an ocean research expedition off the coast of the Carolinas. Dr. Montano shares more about SeaWorld’s partnership with OCEARCH and her experience on the expedition.
Late last month, the Guy Harvey team joined us at SeaWorld Orlando to get an inside look at the work the SeaWorld Rescue team does day in, day out. The team met with various animal care specialists and shared their experience with us.
On this World Whale Day, SeaWorld remains committed to the preservation and protection of whale populations
Molly is a practicing veterinarian who completed a year-long aquatic veterinary internship at SeaWorld San Diego and the National Marine Mammal Foundation.