April 17, 2014 Press Release: SCIENTISTS FIND EXPERIMENTAL SUPPORT FOR KILLER WHALES’ ABILITY TO LEARN NEW DIALECTS
Published this week in The Journal of Experimental Biology, a team of scientists from Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and SeaWorld San Diego has provided the strongest evidence yet that killer whale dialects are learned. The study found that juvenile male killer whales are capable of learning new call types when they undergo a change in social association. There are deeper implications of the study in that learning whether social association affects the calls of killer whales sheds important light on how wild populations of whales interact. Visit our Bioacoustics page to read the press release and link to the abstract on The Journal of Experimental Biology's website.
March 18, 2014 SeaWorld's 3rd Annual Pole to Pole Fun Run
SeaWorld San Diego 500 SeaWorld Drive San Diego, CA 92109
Event proceeds from this year's Fun Run will once again benefit HSWRI projects to help animals worldwide. Join in the fun by signing up today -- and please share the excitement with your family and friends! Registration is $40* and includes a light breakfast, one Fun Run t-shirt, an opportunity drawing for prizes, FREE race-day admission to SeaWorld San Diego, photo opportunities with animal ambassadors and costume characters, access to race day informational booths, and sponsor swag). *Non-refundable, non-transferable.