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MIAMI - US theme park operator SeaWorld said Friday it would build new, giant tanks for its killer whales, whose captivity has caused uproar and hit the company's earnings. Credit: Getty Editorial SeaWorld also pledged $10 million in funds for killer-whale research and announced a multi-million-dollar ocean health partnership, but animal rights groups were quick to savage the initiatives. The Orlando, Florida company, whose shares have hit their lowest point since going public in April 2013, has faced rising criticism since last year's release of the documentary "Blackfish." The film probed the impact of captivity on SeaWorld's orcas and the fatal 2010 attack by one of them, Tilikum, on...

Staff from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and crew members from the Coast Guard station in Cape May, New Jersey, worked together to free a leatherback turtle. They had received a call reporting a turtle stuck in fishing gear about 30 miles off the coast. The marine reptile was estimated to weigh about 800 pounds, but the crew was able to successfully free its flipper from a tangled buoy line. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Grateful Dog Shows Rescuers Some Love Rescued Leopard Remembers Her Human Savior Beagle Freedom Project Rescues More Dogs From Laboratory...

MADRID - Spain's biggest hotel chain Melia Hotels International said Monday it has removed shark fins from the menu of all of its restaurants around the world, joining a growing global campaign against the popular delicacy in Asia. Shark fins. Credit: Associated Press "With the removal of shark fin as an ingredient, Melia contributes to the protection of the important role sharks have in maintaining balance in marine ecosystems," the company said in a statement. "As predators, sharks are a key species in the food chain and also indicators of the health of our oceans. They eliminate the weakest prey, maintain balance with competitors, and guarantee the diversity of species," it...

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