zeldathemes
Keep an ocean mind.
22 year old cetacean lover.
My blog focuses on cetacean captivity, as well as general ocean and ocean critter stuff. Check out "Informational Posts" on the right for tons of info, and follow me to stay updated on anything captivity-related!

fightingforwhales:

it’s nalani’s birthday and i should be thrilled she made it another year but all i can think about how her father is also her brother and how he’s dead because he got bit by a mosquito

what the fuck, seaworld

Still relevant

Anxiety is kinda high right now, a girl I was friends with a few years ago died last night….feeling so messed up about it…I’m sad, and death always makes me freak out. Ugh.

So...if you don't respect people who support Awesome Ocean, why do you respect and support SeaWorld? They have fully backed up AO and do support it.

Anonymous

ulibugs:

Saying I respect SeaWorld is a little out there because frankly I don’t

An extremely simplified version of my beliefs regarding SeaWorld is, very basically, that their animals are well taken care of, and the trainers and trainer hopefuls that I’m acquainted with are extremely hardworking people who adore the animals. And that’s where my love for SW ends. SeaWorld is practically built on lies, contradictions, and evasions these days and I would absolutely love to see that change as soon as possible. There are parks out there that have a much better PR standing that range from being open and honest about their marine mammals to, at the very least, omissive, which is still bad but better than outright lying at a disgusting level to the gullible fans and public that adore your company.

So yeah, this is basically another case of “corporate seaworld is shitty”, which I say often. I support SW and other parks because I think they have a good thing going and that it’s always changing for the better, but for the things it won’t budge on, it can be forced into improvement with pressure from the public.

idk I feel like I didn’t answer your question adequately but my ask is still open if I missed anything

I searched "Portland" on Instagram and... why everything I see is photos of weed?!

Anonymous

filthy-hippie-vibes:

That’s the only thing that happens in Portland. No one in Portland ever stops smoking weed. Portland is actually not a city it’s a giant nug.

HAHAHA

alaskan-orca:

While small boats flee to the harbors as the fall storms are brewing up here in Alaska, the whales are making a beeline towards the rough seas. Today, the AJ20s charged straight towards open water in Prince William Sound, where the waves are predicted to reach 16 feet. The juveniles in particular seem to enjoy the rough-and-tumble play that is associated with such raging waters.
Photo by NGOS.

alaskan-orca:

While small boats flee to the harbors as the fall storms are brewing up here in Alaska, the whales are making a beeline towards the rough seas. Today, the AJ20s charged straight towards open water in Prince William Sound, where the waves are predicted to reach 16 feet. The juveniles in particular seem to enjoy the rough-and-tumble play that is associated with such raging waters.

Photo by NGOS.

orcaobsession:

Marina L47 kelping (by SanJuanOrcas)

orcaobsession:

Marina L47 kelping (by SanJuanOrcas)

Exactly how many whales has SW captured?

Anonymous

stumpytheorca:

fightingforwhales:

stumpytheorca:

fightingforwhales:

Alright anon, I know this ask has been sitting in my inbox for awhile, but sadly I cannot find the exact number of how many whales SeaWorld specifically caught. I suppose I might be able to try researching each individual captive orca and try to pinpoint who ordered/carried out the capture, but that would be extremely time consuming and sadly I do not have time to do that.

In this research paper  - (Seaworld-Hubbs Research here!) they have a record of each one they captured (and if it was freed or died in capture ect.) This is for the southern residents. 

Then here is the same for the icelandic - (also a seaworld-hubbs research paper) 

Hope this helps anon. I can’t give exact numbers but your welcome to count the rows.

BLESS YOU I HAD NO IDEA THAT EXISTED

Those links have been in thesaddlepatch months! :P DISAPPOINTED! 

Aug. 1970 Penn Cove….two whales died after being experimentally tranquilized….ugh….

This is a concept most of tumblr can’t wrap their head around.

I’m not at all interested in having my daughter, who’s 3 1/2, grow up thinking that it’s normalized to have these intelligent, highly evolved animals in concrete pools. I don’t want her to think that that’s how we treat the kin that we find ourselves around on this planet. I think it’s atrocious.
John Jett, Former Seaworld Trainer, Blackfish, (2013)

stumpytheorca:

Shut up and read this, its fuck ton full of linked sources to boot. 
(granted not scientific papers unless you go about 3 stages deep)

REMINDER:
A guy who says he prefers skinny girls with big boobs who shaves down there isn’t automatically a misogynist.
A girl who says she is attracted to light-skinned people more often than dark-skinned people isn’t automatically racist.
A person who decides not to date a religious person isn’t automatically prejudiced.

People are allowed to have likes and dislikes, turn ons, turn offs, and relationship ideals, and as long as they aren’t being a dick about it and are accepting of others, mind your own business.

  #kiska    #marineland    #mlc    #killer whale  

whatacatchsarah:

tomorrow 9/20/14 is the state california coastal clean up day!!

if you use and enjoy our fab beaches/rivers/lakes then i urge you to take some time out of your day to help clean them up! THIS IS HAPPENING STATEWIDE, NOR CAL/SO CAL/CEN CAL! not near a beach? that’s okay, cause it’s happening at…

lifeunderthewaves:

Beauty! by SergiyGlushchenko

lifeunderthewaves:

Beauty! by SergiyGlushchenko

orcalovingbeing:

so beautiful