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theincredibleorca:

Orca researcher Ingrid Visser tends to stranded orca Koru. When he got free, he quickly rejoined his companions and appeared perfectly fine. Picture like this really shows how big they are!
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Oh my god, he is absolutely massive.


I can’t get over his size!
Apr 12, 2014 / 429 notes

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theincredibleorca:

Orca researcher Ingrid Visser tends to stranded orca Koru. When he got free, he quickly rejoined his companions and appeared perfectly fine. Picture like this really shows how big they are!

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Oh my god, he is absolutely massive.

I can’t get over his size!

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Apr 11, 2014 / 74 notes

stumpytheorca:

I don’t know why, but whenever i see that quote i think of Orca’s not ood. This has also been in my drafts for ages, because i wasn’t too sure of the possible reaction but… time for it to see the light.

Ah doctor who is great. I really like your thinking (:

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orcaobsessed:

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Apr 9, 2014 / 35 notes

orcaobsessed:

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Apr 7, 2014 / 117 notes
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betheirvoiceseathechange:

orcasorcas:

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they make it look so easy like oh hey im just a 6000 pound animal gracefully floating out of the fuckin water

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Apr 3, 2014 / 147 notes

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youresuchatwat:

They’re really going after that ‘mommy’ demographic lately.  

Kids don’t need places like SeaWorld.  If they’ve watched Blackfish, their awareness has been raised and by boycotting these circuses and encouraging others to do the same, they’ve become involved in a very worthy rescue effort already.  Not only has Blackfish completely fucked up SeaWorld, it’s more effectively doing SeaWorld’s supposed ‘job.’

"They don’t get to see both sides." Oh and SeaWorld DOES show them both sides? Tell me, please, oh wise trainer, where does SW say anything about wild orca behaviour, wild orca life spans, the unnatural deaths that these animals have suffered in captivity, the unnatural medications you stuff their food with, you know, both sides of captivity? Oh right, you don’t because you exist to glorify the captive cetacean industry.

I fucking cannot stand it when SeaWorld officials go “Well Blackfish is so one sided!!” SO IS YOUR PARK.Saying that kids who see Blackfish don’t get to form a proper opinion is fucking bullshit. Kids whose parents take them to SeaWorld and shove captivity shit down their throat don’t get to form their own opinion, their opinions are made for them.

You’re not a victim, SeaWorld. Stop playing the victim game. You had every chance to defend yourself in Blackfish but you declined. Stop whining.

Notice how their excuses for keeping the whales in captivity is to “inspire guests”

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Mar 28, 2014 / 111 notes

anti-captivity-quotes:

I’ve been studying orca for over twenty years officially, unofficially since I was about six years old. It’s been at least fifteen years studying them in the wild before I saw my first orca in captivity … and I was so devastated that I literally threw up. I vomited right there and then in front of these orca because I was just so horrified about what was going on with these animals in captivity.

— Dr. Ingrid Visser discussing captivity, Whalefest 2012 

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Mar 26, 2014 / 228,295 notes
griseus:

Which marine mammals dive the deepest?

A new long-term study of elusive Cuvier’s beaked whale shows they can dive to nearly 3,000m (10,000 feet) while a second stayed down for 138 minutes.
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Reference (Open Access) : Schorr et al 2014 First Long-Term Behavioral Records from Cuvier’s Beaked Whales (Ziphius cavirostris) Reveal Record-Breaking Dives. PLoS ONE 9(3): e92633. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092633
Mar 26, 2014 / 446 notes

griseus:

Which marine mammals dive the deepest?

A new long-term study of elusive Cuvier’s beaked whale shows they can dive to nearly 3,000m (10,000 feet) while a second stayed down for 138 minutes.

awesome

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earthandanimals:


half/half


Photo by Christian S
Mar 22, 2014 / 3,095 notes

earthandanimals:

half/half

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