passion4killerwhales:

4thecetaceans:

This is soooo heartbreaking. Calls of a baby orca as it’s seperated from its mother in Taiji. The video pretty much explains it all.

:((((

orcinusofstars:

Sorry for the choppiness, I filmed my TV with a potato. Here’s a better video.
I’m not sure which whale this is, found it on accident while channel surfing - all I know is that it’s at Seaworld and it’s not a recent video (trainers wearing their red uniforms as opposed to the current silver or blue). The show looked like it was going okay at the start… the trainer sat and jumped off her nose and used her as a surfboard, but they came near the slideout and she went after him.

A guy in the audience questions “what’s going on?” and urges kids to cover their eyes. He also says that the show was cancelled because of the whale.

Another highlight of the show I was watching was a bunch of guys at a Russian dolphinarium sneak by security and swim in the dolphin tank.

This Is Kyuquot attacking a trainer named Steve several years ago during the “Shamu Adventure” show.

Marine mammal rescue

I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of studies and experience you need to be on a marine mammal rescue team. I know that there are volunteers that do some of this, but I definitely want a permanent job and would also like to know of places that have careers in this position. Any help/insight would be great!

cute-whales:

airaysickle:

"abuse" "they don’t care" "It’s all about the money" No, you know what, no. The Blackfish documentary is filled with lies that you all seem to so blindly devour. I’ve been going to SeaWorld before I could even speak or walk. I’ve studied these creatures for years and have learned which is which, male or female, age, history, ect. There are indeed things SeaWorld does that I don’t agree with but they don’t abuse the orcas as the Blackfish Documentary claims. Photo is mine.

So what evidence and research do you have that amounts to this conclusion of yours that makes you not believe that these cetaceans are not in an abusive situation? You cannot say that a movie, which relies on a great deal of sources and scientific research, is a lie, but then assert ignorantly that your countless years of visiting a park that has a reputation for lying, and spoon feeding you a disney-like facade, is truthful. So I’d love to see your years of information that you’ve collected on Orcas that makes you believe that these animals are well and thriving here. :)
Because you have to be incredibly outlandish to ignore all evidence that points otherwise (that, yes, Seaworld DOES only care about money) solely based on the perception of Seaworld that Seaworld themselves literally sold to you.

airaysickle When the film Blackfish says those statements, they don’t mean the trainers or staff themselves, they mean SeaWorld as a company. Obviously these trainers wouldn’t be working with these animals if they didn’t care about them. They aren’t physically abused as some would conclude, but instead are mentally abused by their environment. These animals don’t belong in these unnatural concrete enclosures where they become bored and exhibit signs of stress and stereotypical behaviors. SeaWorld is about making money. Sure, maybe one of their goals is to inspire people to protect the oceans, but their main goal is to bring in money for profit. 

cute-whales:

airaysickle:

"abuse" "they don’t care" "It’s all about the money" No, you know what, no. The Blackfish documentary is filled with lies that you all seem to so blindly devour. I’ve been going to SeaWorld before I could even speak or walk. I’ve studied these creatures for years and have learned which is which, male or female, age, history, ect. There are indeed things SeaWorld does that I don’t agree with but they don’t abuse the orcas as the Blackfish Documentary claims. Photo is mine.

So what evidence and research do you have that amounts to this conclusion of yours that makes you not believe that these cetaceans are not in an abusive situation? You cannot say that a movie, which relies on a great deal of sources and scientific research, is a lie, but then assert ignorantly that your countless years of visiting a park that has a reputation for lying, and spoon feeding you a disney-like facade, is truthful. So I’d love to see your years of information that you’ve collected on Orcas that makes you believe that these animals are well and thriving here. :)

Because you have to be incredibly outlandish to ignore all evidence that points otherwise (that, yes, Seaworld DOES only care about money) solely based on the perception of Seaworld that Seaworld themselves literally sold to you.

airaysickle When the film Blackfish says those statements, they don’t mean the trainers or staff themselves, they mean SeaWorld as a company. Obviously these trainers wouldn’t be working with these animals if they didn’t care about them. They aren’t physically abused as some would conclude, but instead are mentally abused by their environment. These animals don’t belong in these unnatural concrete enclosures where they become bored and exhibit signs of stress and stereotypical behaviors. SeaWorld is about making money. Sure, maybe one of their goals is to inspire people to protect the oceans, but their main goal is to bring in money for profit. 

"(Brad) Andrews (SeaWorld’s VP of animal operations) also indicates that SeaWorld viewed the tragedy as an event that was unique to Sealand and occurred due to substandard pool design, inadequate safety procedures and the fact that the killer whales were not desensitized to humans in the pool. In other words, Andrews was urging NOAA not to worry too much about the fact that the killer whales had been involved in a human death because SeaWorld was more sophisticated and better equipped to handle them”

The statement "standard pool design" is pointing towards the fact that Sealand did not have an indicated area of the pool that trainers could easily go to to get out out of the tank. (e.g. a pool latter etc.) and they consider this one of the main reasons of Keltie Byrne’s death. The fact of the matter is that these are wild animals. If an orca in captivity wanted to attack and/or kill a human, it can and it will whether there is an easily functional designated place to exit the pool or not. For SeaWorld to say that this was probably one of the reasons for Keltie’s death is quite strange to me. No matter how "sophisticated" or "better equipped" SeaWorld thinks they are compared to other parks, there is nothing they can do besides bring up their rising pool floors and bring out nets. You don’t have any control whatsoever over these animals if they set their mind to do something.

 

love your instagram and now you have a tumblr thats so cool!
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Aw thanks! I’m trying my best to make my tumblr as great as my Instagram (:

Thank you for the message!

Due to the loss of several informative blogs, I feel the need to say that they will all be missed and hopefully decide to come back in time.
There are still many great blogs that are waiting to be discovered and welcomed into the community. There are also many, many blogs that are talented and highly educated that don’t get enough credit. We are still a community and can still continue to educate the people around us.
I really encourage you to send some of the people you follow a nice message about why you follow them and how they’re important to you and the community. I can guarantee that you will make someone’s day a bit brighter.

I’ve decided to go on hiatus for a while and think of better ways to approach and organize my blog so that people find it more engaging, interesting, informative and actually worth someone’s time like some of my other social media pages (particularly IG) .
So far I haven’t been very successful of any of those things and I need to find a way to accomplish just that. 🐬

marinelandcanada101:

This just in! We have received an update that a beluga whale calf was born in MarineLand of Canada’d Arctic Cove today. The mother is thought to be Isis an adult female beluga whale, who has been pregnant for the past 14-15 months, and has had two children. However until we recieve full confirmation, we are still unsure if the mother is indeed Isis.

Special Thanks to  alaina-grace!

By anka007 (via Instagram).

marinelandcanada101:

This just in! We have received an update that a beluga whale calf was born in MarineLand of Canada’d Arctic Cove today. The mother is thought to be Isis an adult female beluga whale, who has been pregnant for the past 14-15 months, and has had two children. However until we recieve full confirmation, we are still unsure if the mother is indeed Isis.

Special Thanks to alaina-grace!

By anka007 (via Instagram).

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