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Bacteria That Cause Human Diseases Found in Orca Blowholes

Scientists have found yet another way human beings may be hurting killer whales: Infectious diseases spilling into marine waters from land are showing up in their breath.<p>The microscopic pathogens looked familiar. There was <i>Salmonella</i>, for example, a bacteria found in poultry and associated with food …

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SeaWorld, Zhonghong, and What China Wants

On Friday March 24, it was announced that Blackstone will sell its 21% ownership of SeaWorld Entertainment to China’s Zhonghong Group for $23.00 per …

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Massive whale formation gathers off Pt. Reyes

The whales are back, in full force.<p>More than 66 gray whales were spotted off Point Reyes on Saturday, the most so far this season.<p>National Park Service staff counted the migrating whales from the Point Reyes Lighthouse.<p>The enormous pod was heading north on its annual journey from winter breeding …

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What is a Whaling Attack?

<b>Cyber criminals have become a lot more crafty over the past few years. By using different tactics, crooks have been rather successful in defrauding</b> …

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China embraces killer whale shows, even as SeaWorld ends them

However, other countries and SeaWorld seem to be phasing out their orca programs at parks. Video provided by Newsy Newslook<p>ZHUHAI, China — Forget the oohs and aahs. The recent debut of killer whales at China’s largest aquarium here has sparked concerns worldwide that the country is repeating …

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In Mexico's stunning Magdalena Bay, humans and whales meet up

Just off the bow of our 22-foot open boat - what Baja fishermen call a "panga" - a whale spout erupts with an adrenalin-spiking "fwooosh." Seawater …

Marine Mammals

Mickey Mouse hit hard by tax man: Disney, Universal fight tax bills

<b>By Mike Schneider,</b> <i>The Associated Press</i>ORLANDO, Fla. — It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella’s castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter …

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Study finds orcas collecting dangerous bacteria in water

SEATTLE — When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in its his breath, scientists said, …

Biodiversity

Drone captures incredible video of rare whale behavior

- An NOAA drone captured incredible video from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary that shows a humpback whale with its …

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KHNL : Whale watching tour pulls 1,000 pounds of abandoned net from water

Hawaii News<p>Local News<p>Whale watching tour pulls 1,000 pounds of abandoned net from water<p>Posted: 03/24/2017 3:07 PM<p>HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Nearly …

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Business news in brief

Chicken recalled after metal bits found<p>Fort Smith-based OK Foods Inc. is recalling nearly 467 tons of breaded chicken reported to contain bits of …

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What Will It Take to End International Killer Whale Capture?

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

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Man charged with $100m ‘whaling’ attack on two US tech giants

US officials have charged a 48-year-old Lithuanian man in connection with attacks on two big US tech companies that cost them $100m.<p>Evaldas …

Fraud

Blackstone sells final SeaWorld stake to Chinese group, nearly tripling investment

CORPORATIONS<p><b>Blackstone sells final stake in SeaWorld</b><p>Blackstone Group will nearly triple its money on its seven-year investment in SeaWorld Entertainment after weathering a backlash over SeaWorld’s treatment of killer whales.<p>Blackstone agreed Friday to sell its remaining 21 percent stake in SeaWorld …

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Micron, SeaWorld and HCA jump while GameStop plunges

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday:<p>Micron Technology Inc., up $1.96 to $28.43<p>The chipmaker's second-quarter profit was much …

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Whale watching tour pulls 1,000 pounds of abandoned net from water

Nearly 1,000 pounds of abandoned fishing net were pulled from waters off the coast of Maui this week, thanks to the quick thinking of a whale …

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Activities

A Breathtaking Oceanfront Experience<p>Ranch Activities<p>OVER A MILE OF COASTLINE AND TWENTY MILES OF COASTAL- REDWOOD- AND RIDGE-TOP TRAILS<p><i>"We are not</i> …

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Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando

Tourism & Cruises<p>Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando<p>Mar 24, 2017<p>The Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando through May 13. Florida …

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New investor at embattled SeaWorld sends shares skyward

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of SeaWorld, which have been cut in half since coming under scrutiny over the killer whales it holds in captivity, are up 12 percent before the opening bell on a big investment from China.<p>The Orlando, Florida, company announced Friday that Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co., real …

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Humpback whale launches out of water like a missile, surprising freediver; video

Clark Little was following and photographing some Galapagos sharks while freediving off Oahu, Hawaii, earlier this month when he suddenly heard the …

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SeaWorld Stock Makes a Splash After Blackstone Sells Its Majority Stake

Blackstone agreed to sell its majority stake in SeaWorld for a 33% premium from its most recent close early Friday, sending shares of the beleaguered …

Markets

SeaWorld CEO talks "meaningful" park experience

After years of criticism, SeaWorld announced it would end its controversial orca-breeding program and phase out its theatrical killer whale shows. …

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Why SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. Stock Jumped Today

The struggling theme park operator has had a rough couple of years, but one major investor is reportedly making a big bet.<p>What happened<p>Shares of</b> …

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10 Classic Field Trip Spots Where You Can Relive Your L.A. Childhood

<b>6. Whale Watching</b><br>My own sixth-grade whale watching excursion came with a bit of anxiety: What if I'm the kid who pukes on the boat? I wasn't, but …

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Hotel occupancy rate rebounds in February

The hotels of Central Florida topped the 80 percent mark for occupancy rates in February, according to a company that tracks the hospitality …

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Is Anyone Going to Save the Endangered Killer Whales in Puget Sound Before It's Too Late?

Is Anyone Going to Save the Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales in Puget Sound Before It's Too Late? by Christopher FrizzelleIn September of …

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Whales aplenty off Southern California, but one needs help fast; photos and video

<i>**Update: This whale was spotted late Wednesday off Santa Barbara. Conditions were poor and there was no rescue attempt.</i><p>Between periods of fog …

Whale Watching

A Comic About Granny the Orca

Illustrator Levi Hastings drew a comic that tells the story of the disappearance of Granny, the world's oldest known killer whale. by Levi Hastings …

Killer Whales

How Big Can a Land Animal Get?

Imagine taking a helicopter to an uncharted island, only to be ambushed by a massive ape-like creature standing more than 100 feet tall and weighing …

Marine Mammals

Researchers mystified as solitary whales start swarming in huge numbers

Off the coast of South Africa, as many as 200 humpback whales – typically solitary creatures – have been swarming and researchers aren’t exactly sure …

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