SeaWorld Upgrading Facilities After 'Blackfish' Criticism
SeaWorld plans on upgrading facilities to make them better for the killer whalesSeaWorld is planning on building larger tanks for Whales following 'Blackfish' documentary criticism
Read More: SeaWorld Admits ‘Blackfish’ Documentary Have Hurt SalesAccording to TheWrap, the effects of the controversial 'Blackfish' documentary has finally taken it's toll on the SeaWorld theme parks. SeaWorld announced on Friday that it will undergo a massive upgrade to improve the facilities that currently hold the animals.
The chain of aquatic parks' CEO Jim Atchison presented plans for a 50-foot-tall, 10 million gallon tank for its killer whales in San Diego, part of an initiative dubbed the Blue World Project. The new tank, which will open in 2018, will also include stimulating new environments for the massive and majestic creatures, which have evolved to live in the open ocean.SeaWorld will also include a moving current, which will allow the whale to feel as though they are in the ocean. The "Blackfish" documentary pointed out that SeaWorld's whales often time battle depression during their captivity.