#blackfish

17 posts

TOP POSTS

It's inhumane. It's cruel. It's depressing. Alicia of @bullythemusic explains why you should NEVER go to #SeaWorld! #EmptyTheTanks 🚫🛁🐳

After a 5-month investigation, the cause of death of Vancouver Aquarium’s two belugas, Aurora and Qila, was found to be due to a mysterious toxic substance, passed to them by food, water or human interference.
-
21-year old Qila and 29-year old Aurora died suddenly within 9 days of each other. The $100,000 investigation involved dozens of veterinary pathologists, toxicologists, genome specialists, medical doctors, and field research scientists but the investigators failed to identify the killer toxin. A reason for this could be that some toxins persist for a limited amount of time in the blood stream, thus are difficult to identify.
-
To protect their three remaining cetaceans and reduce the risk of further infections, Vancouver Aquarium has introduced an enhanced food-screening process, removed vegetation adjacent to the habitat, overhauled mechanical water treatment systems and introduced a new regime of real-time testing for incoming and recirculating water. Additionally, the aquarium has updated security around the habitat to reduce the threat of intentional poisoning, or other criminal behaviour.
-
Caption: @be_humane
Photo: Jonathan Hayward

How to sex a killer whale! Do you know how to tell the gender of a killer whale? One way is looking underneath at the genital area. Females will have 3 slits here: the vagina and two mammary slits, which are used for nursing calves. Whilst the male has only a single slit. We love when our footage returns of a killer whale belly-up as it helps us confirm the sex of animal- very important information in our population study! #projectorca #orcatalkoz #killerwhaleresearchaustralia

🐳💙🐬 The 5th Annual #EmptyTheTanks Worldwide event is coming up on May 13th! There are over 60 locations spanning across 20 countries. You can find all the location information by visiting this event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586876098309626/

Please share and and show up for captive marine mammals everywhere on May 13th! #regram @mojavedolphins #blackfish #thecove #dolphinproject #thanksbutnotanks

SeaWorld shared this video for World Penguin Day. But did you know that they stole 10 emperor penguin chicks from their parents in Antarctica, in November 2011, despite already having penguins at all their parks?
A conservation group said "We strongly object to the removal of the penguins from their colony, and subjecting them to the ordeals of lengthy jet travel, and condemning them, for profit-driven reasons, to live out the rest of their lives separated from their real colony in an alien environment at SeaWorld, California." SeaWorld said it was coordinating the transport of the birds on behalf of Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, which would carry out "valuable" research; the penguins were later sent to SeaWorld.
SeaWorld's proposal said the 10 birds would be integral in a research project to determine lung and air sac volumes in emperor penguins. Asked why SeaWorld needed to import penguins for research when it had its own emperor penguin breeding program, SeaWorld said its penguins were too old to undergo anaesthesia, which would be required as part of the research.
SeaWorld had no intentions on returning the 10 stolen baby birds. As SeaWorld states, "SeaWorld does not collect killer whales in the wild, and has not done so in over 35 years"; but, it has captured penguins from the wild only 5 years ago.
ALL Southern Ocean penguins in captivity anywhere were either stolen from the wild or have ancestors that were captured at one point. This is not what nature intended.
Caption: @sevenseasoffreedom
Video: SeaWorld
Article: "Experts Slam Penguin 'Plucking'" (nzherald.co.nz)

On April 4th, the Senate committee heard a testimony for Bill-203. The bill's aim is to end the practice of keeping whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity in Canada and protect them from suffering the physical and psychological harms caused by spending their lives concrete tanks.
-
Dr Naomi Rose explained to the Senate committee that when it comes to educating people about sea life and inspiring conservation, aquariums and marine parks are “unhelpful to the extreme."
-
Rose disagreed with the claim that "people only protect what they know and have seen up close", something which facilities have long touted, stating "If this is true, that means there are an awful lot of species doomed for extinction. Humpback whales are not held in captivity, but they are loved and they are recovering … To say you need to see the living animal and touch it is just not true. And thankfully so."
-
She went on to state that many of these facilities present their patrons with false information about the lives and habits of whales and dolphins, disproving the facilties claims of being educational. Rob Laidlaw, executive director of Zoocheck (a Canadian-based international wildlife protection charity), backed Rose's claim stating "there have been dozens and dozens of research papers that have studied casual visitors to zoos and aquariums and they haven’t found people are learning the way the facilities say they do. Nor are these facilities turning their customers into conservationists."
-
Laidlaw revealed that the amount of time people look at animals in these facilities runs roughly eight to 90 seconds. Even at the most charismatic of attractions — the Toronto Zoo elephants that eventually were moved to a California sanctuary — people stopped an average of only 77 seconds. I think we can all agree 77 seconds is not long enough to be sufficently educated about a species.
-
Now educational claims of Canadian marine parks and aquariums have been disproved, hopefully Bill-203 will be passed soon.
-
Caption: @be_humane
Photo: Antony Pranata

Here at Salt Treated we make sure our dental hygiene is on fleeeeeeek 😁😂😂book it www.salttreatedfishing.com ☎️757-817-1388 #bigpearlywhites #hygiene #grillz #blackfish #tog #blingbling #floss #jumbo #757 #fishvirginia #virginiafishing #picoftheday #fishtacos #accuratefishing #salttreatedfishing

Get this pic of a Bigg's orca hunting seals in the tidal line. That vessel behind is our floating limousine aka BC LUNA. That was named after Luna the whale, which the owner (Harold) had quite a few memorable encounters with.
Does everyone know that story of LUNA the whale?

Photo Capt Russ @sookewhale

#orca #blackfish #AnmlsWorld #travelawesome #yyj #explorebc #explorevictoria #explorecanada #killerwhales #wildplanet #SaltNomads #wanderout #victoriabuzz #modernoutdoors #greatnortherncollective #shareVI #blogvictoria #canoncanada #discovervancouver #modernwanderers #oceanlife #worldnomads #imagesofcanada #theglobewanderer #thankyoucanada #discoverearth #canadiancreatives #Canon_Photos #WeLiveToExplore #sharethecoast

MOST RECENT

Class is on at #Blackfish galley !

Check out this guy just covered in scars and scratch marks. This a Bigg's orca that primarily is seen off California - CA68. His scars are mainly from his prey, which are marine mammals.
We got to encounter him early last week out west near Jordan River.
#orca #blackfish #AnmlsWorld #travelawesome #yyj #explorebc #explorevictoria #explorecanada #killerwhales #wildplanet #SaltNomads #wanderout #victoriabuzz #modernoutdoors #greatnortherncollective #shareVI #blogvictoria #canoncanada #discovervancouver #modernwanderers #oceanlife #worldnomads #imagesofcanada #theglobewanderer #thankyoucanada #discoverearth #canadiancreatives #Canon_Photos #WeLiveToExplore #sharethecoast

#EmptyTheTanks #OrcasBelongIntheOcean #DolphinsBelongInTheOcean ♥️🐋🐳🐬♥️🐾 Repost from @emptythetanksworldwide using @RepostRegramApp - The 5th Annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide event is coming up on May 13th! There are over 60 locations spanning across 20 countries. You can find all the location information by visiting the link in the bio or visit the website
emptythetanks.org

Please share and and show up for captive marine mammals everywhere on May 13th!

#emptythetanks #blackfish #TheCove #dolphins #orcas #seaworld #endcaptivity

Divino 😍 o almoço ontem foi assim! Ótima pedida para um pós praia. #Japa #Temaki #PraiaDoJuliao #Ilhabela #BlackFish

It's coming up soon! We need everyone there! #Repost @emptythetanksworldwide with @repostapp
・・・
The 5th Annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide event is coming up on May 13th! There are over 60 locations spanning across 20 countries. You can find all the location information by visiting the link in the bio or visit the website
emptythetanks.org

Please share and and show up for captive marine mammals everywhere on May 13th!

#emptythetanks #blackfish #TheCove #dolphins #orcas #seaworld #endcaptivity

The huge dorsal fin of a beautiful male orca.
-
Photographer: @koen_hoekemeijer

Today, April 26th 2017, marks the 11th anniversary of Sarah's death. May she rest in peace.
-
On May 31, 2003, Icelandic female Stella gave birth to her third calf, a female sired by Bingo, at Kamogawa Sea World in Japan.
-
Later known as Sarah, it was thought that she was a male until staff were able to properly determine her sex.
-
Sarah apparently did well in the beginning but reportedly became sick in May 2005. She recovered by August of the same year, but became ill again in April 2006 and had to be moved to a medical area where vets could monitor her health.
-
Unfortunately, on April 26, 2006, Sarah died due to unknown causes just a month shy of her third birthday.
-
Caption: 160Captives (Tumblr)
Photo: Sarah with her mother, Stella.

TOP OF THE WORLD

The 5th Annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide event is coming up on May 13th! There are over 60 locations spanning across 20 countries. You can find all the location information by visiting the link in the bio or visit the website
emptythetanks.org

Please share and and show up for captive marine mammals everywhere on May 13th!

#emptythetanks #blackfish #TheCove #dolphins #orcas #seaworld #endcaptivity

Orcas can create amazing bow waves!

Elliott Bay, west of Seattle, with West Seattle's Alki and Mount Rainier in the background. #orca #elliottbay #seattle #alki #alkibeach #pugetsound #washingtonstate #transients #pnw #nikond4s #blackfish #k5spring

Catching up the Instagram with the dockshot 📸 www.salttreatedfishing.com #tog #blackfish #tautog #fishtacos #virginiafishing #757 #accuratefishing #salttreatedfishing

🐳💙🐬 The 5th Annual #EmptyTheTanks Worldwide event is coming up on May 13th! There are over 60 locations spanning across 20 countries. You can find all the location information by visiting this event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1586876098309626/

Please share and and show up for captive marine mammals everywhere on May 13th! #regram @mojavedolphins #blackfish #thecove #dolphinproject #thanksbutnotanks

Family 💙 Orca pod in Andenes, Norway.
Photo by @GeorgeKarbus
Check out his marvelous ocean photography!



There are wild orcas in trouble due to human interference, visit:
TheWhaleMuseum.org
to learn about the southern resident killer whales. •


#orca #orcas #killerwhale #killerwhales #dolphins #dolphin #whale #whales #cetacean #odontocete #blackfish #apexpredator #orcinus #orcinusorca #wild #staywild #wildandfree #awesome #ocean #oceanlove #oceanvibes #norway #orcapod #family

Citas y diseños disponibles, los espero ! Wpp:301 487 83 80 #blackfish #tattoo #zipaquirá

follow this page in feedly

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags