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2013-10-10 12:25:00

-- Fund Surpasses $10 Million in Giving in 10 Years -- ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wild animals in need around the world -- from Antarctic penguins to sea turtles hatchlings on Florida's beaches -- will benefit from more than $1.2 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld® & Busch Gardens® Conservation Fund. Ninety-three wildlife research, habitat protection, animal rescue and conservation education projects will receive the grants....

2012-08-13 06:23:12

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Animals in need around the world will benefit from more than $1.1 million in grants awarded this year by the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its inception, the Fund has granted more than $9 million to protect wildlife and wild places. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120813/FL55201 ) The Fund approved grants to 88 wildlife research and conservation projects. These grants will help researchers identify...

2012-03-21 06:22:48

BURBANK, Calif., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Litton Entertainment today announced a partnership to launch Sea Rescue, a new, half-hour weekly TV series hosted by environmental journalist and Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120321/FL73624)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091201/FL19045LOGO) Sea Rescue will debut on April 7, 2012, and will be broadcast nationally on Saturday...

2012-01-20 13:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today announced James M. Heaney, former Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Travel Operations for Disney Cruise Line, will join the company as Chief Financial Officer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120120/FL39314 ) Heaney brings nearly 25 years of finance, analysis and operations experience to his new role. The bulk of his career has been spent in the travel industry,...

2010-10-19 13:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The winner of the USD$45,000 prize in the Adventure with Julie competition sponsored by Quark Expeditions and SeaWorld, is blogging from an Emperor Penguin colony in Antarctica. Chris Epting and his daughter Claire are adventure cruising with SeaWorld Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina, aboard Quark's 24,000 horsepower Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100910/NE62314 ) (Photo:...

2010-09-10 15:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Expeditions and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment announced that California writer and photographer Chris Epting was awarded the grand prize in the Adventure with Julie competition that closed August 31, 2010. Chris was chosen by a panel of judges from five finalists, identified by popular vote. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100910/NE62314 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100910/NE62314 ) Chris entered the...

2010-08-26 15:36:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In June, Quark Expeditions and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment launched a travel contest that invited North Americans to share their passion for the environment. The prize is a $45,000 icebreaker expedition for two to Antarctica accompanied by SeaWorld Animal Ambassador, Julie Scardina. A week before the contest ends, the contest sponsors have announced the names of the winner selection committee. From SeaWorld, Animal Ambassador Julie Scardina,...

2010-07-23 13:10:00

WATERBURY, Vt., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, Quark Expeditions and SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment launched a travel contest that invited North Americans to share their passion for the environment. The prize is a $45,000 icebreaker expedition for two to Antarctica accompanied by SeaWorld Animal Ambassador, Julie Scardina. Nearly 140 people have posted why they should adventure with Julie. More than 6,500 people have shown their support by voting for their favorite entrant. Anyone...

2009-01-16 14:48:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's rare sex-selected zoological species, an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, was born Nov. 28 at SeaWorld San Diego. The birth further validates the park's ability to preferentially produce female or male offspring through the use of sperm sexing and artificial insemination technologies. The SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Reproductive Research Center is the only organization in the world to apply preferential sex-selection reproductive research...