In a letter to the California Coastal Commission earlier this week, SeaWorld San Diego has officially cancelled plans to move forward with the Blue World project, a $100 million dollar project that would greatly expand its killer whale habitat.
Last year, the project was approved by the Commission with the stipulation that the park end its breeding program, and condition that caused the park to sue the Commission, claiming that the condition lies outside of the power of the Commission.
With the withdrawal of the Blue World plans, the legal dispute is no longer required, as SeaWorld Parks announced last month that all of their parks would cease killer whale breeding. SeaWorld has said that the $100 million dedicated to Blue World will be focused on other attractions that will focus on conservation and will improve the public opinion of the company while attracting guests to return to SeaWorld Parks.
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