Posts tagged killer whales
Posts tagged killer whales
PUMPLER IS ALIVE!
“This, afternoon, Plumper was seen and heard on the hydrophones!!!He is alive and well and back again beside his brother.The three As are still a terrific trio.”
THATS AMAZING NEWS!
Yay! He’s been seen! And heard! :D
I’m extremely sad to be writing this to you. It seems that the beautifully handsome male Plumper has passed away.
On the 25th June 2014, both Plumper and his only living relative- brother Kaikash- returned to Johnstone Strait after their winter travels. There had been concern over the state of Plumper’s health as whilst he looked okay, he had been painfully slow and had found it a task to keep up with Kaikash.
For two days running, Kaikash was suddenly seen without the company of his brother. It seems that the majestic bull had passed away. Luckily, Surf of the A8s has been travelling alongside Kaikash but never the less, it’s painfully sad.
Once Kaikash passes away, the entire matriline will be wiped out.
Rest in peace, gorgeous boy.
:( Poor Plumper
Luna, a wild male killer whale imitating the sound of a boat’s motor to communicate with humans
OrcaLab’s workhorse vessel June Cove urgently needs a new engine. Cost about $35,000. Have ordered the engine, need it as soon as possible.
Please help OrcaLab get the funds to replace the engine! If you cannot contribute, please reblog this and spread the word. Some of the rewards include CDs recorded by OrcaLab of orcas on the hydrophone, a DVD, a calendar, and even a membership with them. (And if you’re rich enough, you can even visit OrcaLab.)
PHOTOS OF TANK IN MOSCOW AQUARIUM: ORCAS WILL BE THERE
The whole aquarium area is 60 000m2. I’ll try to count the size of main pool. And looks like there is no back pools.
Construction Company is “Major Stroy”, more photo here (x).
That’s not a very big tank :( is that just a show tank? Is there another one somewhere?
I looked up all the pictures and here is just no place for the other pools. Everything you see behind the pool on 1st photo - places for aquariums with fish and other poor creatures. :/
Just an indoor pool with 6-7 m in depth and no more than 28-30 m in width.
Geez…those whales are going to suffer so much :(
18 feet deep?! Males can grow to be 22 feet long! D:
I miss him.
Why are we still arguing over Blackfish’s accuracy? Let’s just toss the documentary out and everything else still stands:
• Keltie Byrne’s death
• Daniel Dukes’ death
• Alexis Martinez’s death
• Dawn Brancheau’s death
• John Sillick’s injury caused by Orky II
• Ken Peters’ near-fatal drowning caused by Kasatka
• Annette Eckis’ injury caused by Shamu
• Tamarie Tollison’s injury caused by Splash and Orkid
• Separation of families
• Collection of semen
• Inseminating semen into females
• Dead, thawed fish
• Jello, ice, and hoses to quell dehydration
• Drugs and vitamins
• Tooth drilling and extraction
• 100% of adult males in captivity have collapsed dorsal fins
• Whale-on-whale aggression (yes, there is aggression in the wild, but not on captivity’s scale)
• No human has ever been severely harmed by a wild killer whale (the man who required 100 stitches could not verify that he was attacked by a killer whale; regardless, no human has been killed by a killer whale in the wild)
• Lethargic, listless behaviors for hours
• SeaWorld has never rescued/released a killer whale
• SeaWorld’s “educators” misinform the public
• SeaWorld Orlando trainer Kelly Flaherty Clark lied under court oath and said Loro Parque is not affiliated with SeaWorld. Of course it is, as its 5 orcas (Keto, Tekoa, Kohana, Skyla, Adán) belong to SeaWorld, but are on loan
• SeaWorld twisted Dr. Ingrid Visser’s paper on New Zealand orcas by saying “nearly one-quarter” of male wild killer whales have “collapsed” dorsals, when in actuality, less than 1% do. The actual study found that 23% of males (7 out of 30) in a specific New Zealand population have dorsal fin “abnormalities,” not collapsed (only one male had a collapsed dorsal). In the same study, 174 Norwegian orcas were included, with just one male having an “abnormality.”
Seriously, throw Blackfish away and all the footage and documents still exist. It doesn’t matter if you dislike the former trainers or scientists that oppose captivity—facts are facts.
**If you’d like me to expand on anything mentioned above, please let me know. Second post will follow.**
Photo: BC Whale Tours on Instagram
Researchers have been able to find out through tagging Killer Whales in Antarctica that many types of Antarctic orcas make a 5,000+ mile trip to the sub tropics, presumably to recover from the demands of feeding in freezing waters.
Probably to have calves too.
A new calf for Bend?
Bend, a well known member of the A30s, has been spotted with a newborn baby by her side. It is not yet known whether the baby belongs to her as the northern residents have not returned from their winter travels but it is certainly looking positive. Either way, there is a new baby in the A30 matriline.
You know something I really like about orca?
When you see a huge great hulking adult male, this unbelievably huge animal, swimming alongside his mother and his newest sibling, this teeny tiny little calf that’s barely bigger than his pecs.
Big majestic bull babysitting tiny squishcalf is my favourite thing ever.
DO YOU MEAN
inouk killer whale (by orcamel30)
That rake! Poor guy. :(