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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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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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b3n3aththesurfac3:

Kayla, SeaWorld Orlando - 7/31/2014

I tried to get some info on what the marks are in these pictures, but I never got a response. I’m not making something out of nothing, just thought it would be useful to share. Note that this isn’t some sort of reflection off the pool, as I noticed it in Underwater Viewing, and I was lucky enough to be seated right in front when they asked her to slide out and do a bow. If anyone has any idea feel free to share - obviously it’s not something you see everyday on a killer whale.

Killer whales are dolphins so is it dolphin pox?

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all-about-the-oceans:

Two orcas taken in illegal capture in Russia: We have news today that two killer whales were captured in recent weeks in Nikolaya Gulf, in the southwestern Sea of Okhotsk, the Russian Far East. The captors are reporting that the orcas were actually taken in 2013 and spent the winter in Nikolaya Gulf. This is impossible because the Gulf is completely frozen in winter. Word is that the orcas are being transported toward Komsomolsk-on-Amur, 356 km NE of Khabarovsk. Final destination is unknown.“These captures appear to be illegal,” says Erich Hoyt, WDC research fellow and co-director of the Far East Russia Orca Project which has been studying orcas in the Kamchatka area for 15 years. “No quotas have yet been issued for orca captures in 2014, following disagreements between the Russian Federal Fisheries and the scientific advisory board in Russia who recommended zero captures. Without a quota which is necessary to get a permit, the captures would be illegal.”This photo shows one of the previous orca captures of a female orca who has become known as Narnia. She is now in Moscow. - From the Russian Orcas facebook page.

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all-about-the-oceans:

Two orcas taken in illegal capture in Russia: We have news today that two killer whales were captured in recent weeks in Nikolaya Gulf, in the southwestern Sea of Okhotsk, the Russian Far East. The captors are reporting that the orcas were actually taken in 2013 and spent the winter in Nikolaya Gulf. This is impossible because the Gulf is completely frozen in winter. Word is that the orcas are being transported toward Komsomolsk-on-Amur, 356 km NE of Khabarovsk. Final destination is unknown.

“These captures appear to be illegal,” says Erich Hoyt, WDC research fellow and co-director of the Far East Russia Orca Project which has been studying orcas in the Kamchatka area for 15 years. “No quotas have yet been issued for orca captures in 2014, following disagreements between the Russian Federal Fisheries and the scientific advisory board in Russia who recommended zero captures. Without a quota which is necessary to get a permit, the captures would be illegal.”

This photo shows one of the previous orca captures of a female orca who has become known as Narnia. She is now in Moscow. - From the Russian Orcas facebook page.

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orcadiva:

The depression behind Kiska’s blowhole has gotten worse. When an orca has what some call “peanut head” it generally means they are severely underweight, sickly or near death. Something is seriously wrong with Kiska.
Please take some time to call the following to voice your concerns and to report suspected animal abuse: Ontario SPCA: 310-SPCA(7722) or email: cruelty@ospca.on.ca
Plus on Wednesday August 6th between 10am to 5pm there will be a demo outside the OSPCA at 16586 Woodbine Ave. RR3, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4W1

:( Poor thing.

orcadiva:

The depression behind Kiska’s blowhole has gotten worse. When an orca has what some call “peanut head” it generally means they are severely underweight, sickly or near death. Something is seriously wrong with Kiska.

Please take some time to call the following to voice your concerns and to report suspected animal abuse:
Ontario SPCA: 310-SPCA(7722) or email: cruelty@ospca.on.ca

Plus on Wednesday August 6th between 10am to 5pm there will be a demo outside the OSPCA at 16586 Woodbine Ave. RR3, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4W1

:( Poor thing.

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brazilian-orca:

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

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