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miss-rhapsody:

Springer’s baby (A104) has a name!!
The Vancouver Aquarium has given Springer’s first baby a name: Spirit! Spirit Island is located close to Bella Bella, where the little calf was first sighted with its mother and the rest of the matriline in winter 2013.
The name was suggested by a good friend of mine: Lenya from SWG. Congratulations Springer and Spirit! :D

What a great name! Yay Spirit!

miss-rhapsody:

Springer’s baby (A104) has a name!!

The Vancouver Aquarium has given Springer’s first baby a name: Spirit! Spirit Island is located close to Bella Bella, where the little calf was first sighted with its mother and the rest of the matriline in winter 2013.

The name was suggested by a good friend of mine: Lenya from SWG. Congratulations Springer and Spirit! :D

What a great name! Yay Spirit!

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Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
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nimwey:

Oh my. :O

Construction will apparently start in San Diego next year. Don’t know what will happen in Texas and Florida.

But this is certainly exciting.

Pictures from: blueworldproject.seaworld.com

INCREDIBLE

50 feet deep. That’s helpful for Tilly eventually.

Also, “Among other things, it is planned to include a ‘fast water current’ that allows whales to swim against moving water, thus functionally increasing speed and diversity. Innovative features focused on husbandry and animal care will offer SeaWorld’s animal health professionals and independent scientists unique access to the whales that can lead to a better understanding and care of the animals both in the parks and in the wild.

The San Diego environment is expected to open to the public in 2018 with new killer whale homes to follow at SeaWorld Orlando and SeaWorld San Antonio.”

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dreamt-of-dolphins:

The new exhibit is an EXTENSION. Meaning that SeaWorld San Diego will be the largest killer whale environment in the world, beating Marineland Antibes by around 4 million gallons (if my info is remembered correctly!) 
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It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s only happening because they are under pressure. I know that they can’t be released, so at least they’ll potentially have a more realistic environment.

blackfishsound:

dreamt-of-dolphins:

The new exhibit is an EXTENSION. Meaning that SeaWorld San Diego will be the largest killer whale environment in the world, beating Marineland Antibes by around 4 million gallons (if my info is remembered correctly!) 

Image source (x

It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s only happening because they are under pressure. I know that they can’t be released, so at least they’ll potentially have a more realistic environment.

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