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Sea World to make changes to exhibits as part of new project

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LOUIVSILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Sea World is making some changes after a public outcry about its treatment of animals.

“When this facility is unveiled, the killer whale habitat here will nearly double in size,” Sea World CEO Jim Atchison said. “This scale is absolutely remarkable. 50 feet deep, more than 10 million gallons of continually filtered and chilled seawater, surface area of more than an acre and a half, a viewing gallery for guests four stories high the largest of its kind in the world."

It's called "The Blue World Project," and will include more stimulating features for the whales who live in them.

The facility at the San Diego Park will be open to the public by 2018.

After that, sea world will update its facilities in Orlando and San Antonio.

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