deepblueseawhales:

Zwei “Free Willis” direkt vor die Linse bekommen #vesteralen #norway (by schweigisito)

deepblueseawhales:

Zwei “Free Willis” direkt vor die Linse bekommen #vesteralen #norway (by schweigisito)

freedomforwhales:

  • At least 144 orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild since 1961 (including Pascuala and Morgan).
  • 125 of these (or 87%) orcas are now dead.
  • In the wild, male orcas live to an average of 30 years (maximum 50-60 years) and 46 years for females (maximum 80-90 years).
  • Of the 33 orcas…
deepblueseawhales:

2014_Norwegia-20.jpg (by rafax1977)

deepblueseawhales:

2014_Norwegia-20.jpg (by rafax1977)

dreams-of-whales:

Spyhops galore today! Met up with the J14s, J16s, and K14s (and Granny too!) and they sure were in a playful mood. I can’t even count how many spyhops we saw.

“Isn’t it interesting that places like New Zealand have never had an orca in captivity, and yet many of its residents oppose it. Now compare that to Florida, where they’ve had dolphinariums for as long as they’ve been around, and they are one of the highest states for harassment of wild dolphins. Shouldn’t that say something about what captivity teaches kids who grew up with it?”
seaworld-secrets, Tumblr anti captivity advocate (via anticapquotes) —
“Look into the eyes of an animal once in a while. It’s the purest look you will ever get.”
Shanti (via creatingaquietmind) —
52orcas:

02. Corky
Of all the orcas currently living in captivity Corky is the oldest. She’s also been there the longest, performing regularly under the stage name “Shamu.” Although Corky has been pregnant several times, most of her pregnancies have resulted in miscarriage, and none of her offspring are still alive. Regarded as an extremely gentle whale, Corky is favored for working with novice trainers.

52orcas:

02. Corky

Of all the orcas currently living in captivity Corky is the oldest. She’s also been there the longest, performing regularly under the stage name “Shamu.” Although Corky has been pregnant several times, most of her pregnancies have resulted in miscarriage, and none of her offspring are still alive. Regarded as an extremely gentle whale, Corky is favored for working with novice trainers.

freedomforwhales:

"The sea is to dolphins much as the air is to birds—it is a three-dimensional environment, where they can move up and down and side to side. But dolphins don’t stop to perch. They never come to shore. Dolphins are always swimming, even when they "sleep." They are always aware, and always moving.

Understanding this, it is difficult to imagine the tragedy of life in captivity for these ocean creatures.”-HSUS

52orcas:

01. Lolita
Since her capture at age four, Lolita has lived her life on display. Lolita’s tank is 20 feet deep, the smallest in the US, and thus deemed illegal by federal government standards. She has no offspring and lives in isolation, without other orcas. Lolita’s mother (L25) is still alive and her pod, in the northwestern waters of the Pacific, is currently listed as an endangered species.

52orcas:

01. Lolita

Since her capture at age four, Lolita has lived her life on display. Lolita’s tank is 20 feet deep, the smallest in the US, and thus deemed illegal by federal government standards. She has no offspring and lives in isolation, without other orcas. Lolita’s mother (L25) is still alive and her pod, in the northwestern waters of the Pacific, is currently listed as an endangered species.

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