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California Coastal Commission Approves Larger Killer Whale Tank at SeaWorld with Prohibitions on Breeding and Transport

Orlando, FL, USA (Oct. 9, 2015) — SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. announced  today that it will review its options in light of the California Coastal Commission’s approval of the Company’s Blue World Project with certain conditions.  Those conditions include prohibiting breeding or transporting the whales at the facility.

“While we appreciate the opportunity to present the Blue World Project to the Commission, and are pleased that the Commission recognizes the benefits of the planned expansion, we are disappointed with the conditions they have placed on their approval,” said Joel Manby, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “Depriving these social animals of the natural and fundamental right to reproduce is inhumane and we do not support this condition.”

Named the Blue World Project because of its size and scope, this first-of-its-kind killer whale environment is planned to have a total water volume of 10 million gallons, nearly double that of the existing facility.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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