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fionawardle:

Eye to Eye.
For a short while one of the Orcas split away from the others to come and inspect the boat. She raced in from behind the boat until she was in line with us where she proceeded to roll onto her side and peer up at us. She hung there, just under the surface for what felt like a lifetime but was probably no longer than 30 seconds. It seemed as if she was just as interested in us as we were with her. It was the most enchanting encounter i have ever shared with another species and the memory will stay with me forever.

fionawardle:

Eye to Eye.

For a short while one of the Orcas split away from the others to come and inspect the boat. She raced in from behind the boat until she was in line with us where she proceeded to roll onto her side and peer up at us. She hung there, just under the surface for what felt like a lifetime but was probably no longer than 30 seconds. It seemed as if she was just as interested in us as we were with her. It was the most enchanting encounter i have ever shared with another species and the memory will stay with me forever.

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- Hva slags liv kommer den til å få?

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fuckyeahorcinusorca:

Another article on the little lost baby orca in Norway.

"Transporting it (the orca) to an aquarium is not recommended! Life in a pool is no life for an orca."

I’m sorry, but I cannot morally accept leaving this young, dependant calf to starve to death, completely alone. It is clearly in need of some form of rescue.

I am anti-captivity, but this baby needs to be carefully monitored and taken care of, or else it will die.

Wtf. I am pretty much as anticap as they come, but I don’t believe that leaving this baby to die is the right way to do things! What makes him/her any less deserving of a chance at life than Morgan or Pascuala?

Did you guys read the entire article? 

I used google translate and from my understanding they’re gonna feed it fish. I doubt they’d just leave it there to die. Norway has a big population of orcas and to my knowledge they’ve never let one in need die. I just think they wanna avoid a captivity life for the orca if it’s possible. 

I seriously doubt it’s weaned. All the folding on the tail makes it look very young, young enough to still be nursing. If that is the case then simply throwing him/her fish isn’t going to solve anything. On top of that, if it begins to associate humans with food we’re going to end up with another Luna.

What if they could do something similar to Springer? Assuming this calf can eat fish (I have no idea if it can or not), they could use some sort of tube system that sends fish to the orca without a person physically handing fish to him. That way he wouldn’t associate humans with food.

I agree that it’s probably not weaned yet. I doubt it can do much with fish. Poor thing. :(

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