OCEARCH and SeaWorld to Embark on Another Expedition to Study Sharks

OCEARCH and SeaWorld have agreed to work together in another expedition whose primary goal will be to study sharks. This is not the first expedition that these two research organizations have agreed to work on. On the contrary, the agreement is part of an ongoing collaboration between the two.

Dr. Montano, who is SeaWorld’s lead veterinarian, escorted a contingent of OCEARCH researchers along the coasts of North and South Carolina to study sharks. As a veterinarian, Dr. Montano’s main specialty has been reproduction. However, the collaboration will allow both organizations to explore the overall aspect of a shark’s wellbeing while paying close attention to its reproduction. Through this expedition, the researchers will be able to estimate the expected population and compare it with the current population to determine the probability of growth. Additionally, through this research, it will be much easier for the two research groups to make detailed conclusions on the health of the sharks.

The partnership will be a great deal because more research opportunities will be established. For instance, through her own research and input, Dr. Montano has been able to collect a wide range of samples from species based at SeaWorld. Therefore, through the partnership with OCEARCH, Dr. Montano will be able to use her skills broadly. Additionally, OCEARCH will rely on the information provided by Dr. Montano to come up with detailed research data that will enable both research entities to gather detailed information on the sharks. For instance, during the expedition, Dr. Montano was able to collect more than 20 samples from different sharks.

With illegal poaching and environmental degradation being some of the main challenges affecting marine life, the partnership between OCEARCH and SeaWorld undoubtedly provides an excellent opportunity to safeguard the sharks. This will be achieved through protecting their nurseries, breeding sites, and feeding grounds.  Read more: https://discoverycove.com/orlando/

 SeaWorld Helps Animals Get Well

Seaworld is not just for fun and entertainment. This theme park is helping stranded and hurt animals. Here are some ways Seaworld recently made an impact in an animal’s life.

A team of volunteers was able to save a loggerhead turtle that was stranded. The turtle had a dangerous body temperature level when they found it on the Oregon coast. The turtle went to Sea World San Diego, where they cared for her until she was healthy enough to be released back into the ocean. SeaWorld has helped stranded turtles and turtles with other life-threatening situations for over a decade. Sea World has rescued over 2,000 turtles.

Turtles are not the only animals that Sea World rescues and rehabilitates. Five manatees were recently released back into their natural environment because of Sea World rehabilitation services. Two of the manatees were calves that had to be cared for until they were large enough to be released into the wild. The other three manatees were experiencing cold stress at the time of their rescue.

Sea World Orlando is known as one of the best manatee rehabilitation facilities available. This facility also collaborates with several agencies to deliver optimal care to manatees. Some of the agencies they collaborate with are the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Sea World has rehabilitated over 600 manatees and released them back into the wild. They have also rescued over 38,000 different marine animals. Sea World also raises millions of dollars to fund rescue projects around the world.

Sea World is a theme park doing its part to help and protect animals around the world. The next time you go to Sea World Orlando with friends or family, consider participating in the park’s new Manatee Rehabilitation tour. It will make your trip educational and more memorable.

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