SeaWorld announced last Friday that they are going to be expanding some of their animal exhibits, including the pools housing killer whales. San Diego SeaWorld will be the first park undergoing renovations, which SeaWorld has dubbed the Blue World Project. The new Shamu enclosure isn’t expected to be finished until 2018, but there’s never a bad time to book a downtown San Diego hotel and plan a SeaWorld vacation.
The Blue World Project website claims that Shamu’s new tank will be “50 feet in depth and 1.5 acres of surface area will enhance dynamic opportunities for play, including a ‘fast water current’ that allows whales to swim across moving water.” Shamu’s new habitat will be able to hold twice the amount of water that it is now holding and will also feature a 40-foot underground viewing area, “providing guests with the world’s largest underwater viewing experience of killer whales,” according to a press release from SeaWorld.
Also part of the Blue World Project, Sea World has pledged $10 million for killer whale research and conservation.
SeaWorld San Diego is trying to enhance the visitor experience while also allowing guests to have an up close and personal look at one of the world’s most majestic animals: the orca.
Plan Your Trip to SeaWorld San Diego
From thrill rides and shows to events and exhibits, San Diego SeaWorld offers fun for the whole family. Right now visitors can enjoy Summer Nights through September 1, with extended hours, special shows, the funny Sea Lions Tonite performance, and nightly fireworks.
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