SeaWorld + Conservation


The Orlando Experience event at SeaWorld offers a rare opportunity to engage directly with SeaWorld’s ongoing conservation efforts and its initiatives focused on marine life rescue, rehabilitation, and release. As healthcare professionals dedicated to advocating for the well-being of all, this event aligns with your commitment to education and ethical responsibility. This is a chance to see beyond the headlines and understand the impactful work being done, which complements our shared mission of advocacy and protection. Join us for an enlightening experience where advocacy meets action, and learn how you can be part of a positive change, both in human health and marine life conservation.

Before there was a SeaWorld Park, there was research and science.

Founded in 1963 to conduct research in the tradition of world-renowned scientists, Dr. Carl L. and Laura C. Hubbs, the charter has been: “To return to the sea some measure of the benefits derived from it.”  In the following years, SeaWorld parks opened in multiple locations including San Diego and Orlando providing opportunities for collaborative research on animals in zoological parks that would complement the non-profit foundation’s field research on marine wildlife. While a separate entity, HSWRI continues to collaborate with SeaWorld on scientific research on marine life and ocean health and both organizations serve as “first responders” in marine animal rescue.


SeaWorld is on the front lines of conservation.

SeaWorld’s marine animal habitats and animal practices have been independently accredited by premier zoological and animal welfare organizations including American Humane, the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.


SeaWorld Orlando opened the first working lab for coral rescue, now open to park guests!

Today 18 species  and ~700 Florida corals are gene banked and cared for by SeaWorld aquarists at the Florida Coral Rescue Center where they are also successfully reproducing coral offspring in human care to prepare for rebuilding the reefs as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project. This is the largest center of its kind in the U.S.


Saving Animals From Extinction.

Accredited zoos and aquariums like SeaWorld play an important role in saving animals from extinction through the AZA SAFE Conservation Program. SeaWorld also provides permanent homes to animals that wildlife authorities deem unable to survive on their own including animals confiscated from wildlife traffickers.