The company recently posted poor attendance numbers at its parks due in part to the negative publicity caused by the documentary Blackfish about the captivity of killer whales. SeaWorld seems determined to change its fortunes with the move.
The killer whale tanks at its San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio parks will nearly double in size over the next few years. The San Diego upgrade will be finished by 2015, while the other two parks will have new whale tanks by 2018.
SeaWorld also announced that it plans on donating $10 million in matching funds for killer whale research.
SEAS stock is up about 1.3% Friday afternoon.
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