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2010-02-15 13:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has named Jim Dean president of its Tampa, Fla. parks, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Dean replaces Donnie Mills, who last week was promoted to Chief Operating Officer - Busch Gardens and Sesame Place for the Orlando-based company. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100215/FL54977 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091201/FL19045LOGO ) Dean is currently Executive Vice President,...

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2009-11-03 12:30:00

Officials at SeaWorld in San Diego have announced the arrival of 82 new sea turtles, which began in early October, and continued for almost two weeks. The turtles were hatched from offspring of sea turtles that have lived in the park for more than 30 years. They were able to hatch on their own, without human intervention. "These recent hatchlings are exciting for us," said Thad Dirksen, curator of fishes at SeaWorld. "It's unusual to have sea turtles hatch in a zoological environment. And...

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2009-09-08 16:44:20

The Dolphin Discovery show has ended its 13-year-long run at SeaWorld in San Diego, Calif., park officials said. The San Diego Union-Tribune said the show, which was performed several times a day, was closed Monday to make way for a new attraction called Blue Horizons, which features dolphins, birds and aerialists. It reportedly has been a hit at Florida's SeaWorld in Orlando since 2005 and will open in San Diego in May. To prepare for the new attraction, SeaWorld is renovating its Dolphin...


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