Apr 18,2014
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Erik Sherman
Watercolor & Ink on Paper (2013)

Watched “Blackfish" last night… it left me with a heavy heart- feeling kind of embarrassed to be a human being.

In the grand scheme of things, this is just one relative issue, but in general it’s disturbing how consciences are always able to find a comfortable place to hide when obscene profits are concerned.

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Apr 18,2014
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Whale breaching at Jervis Bay by Denis Hawkins on Flickr.

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Apr 18,2014
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via believe-sea origin rhollorskates
Apr 17,2014
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History of Narwhals in Captivity 

A calf is captured for the Vancouver aquarium on baffin island. It did not survive long and was shot due to injuries it obtained during capture. A rope severely damaged the tail. 

An orphaned calf is rescued from Grise Fjord and brought to the New York aquarium. It died a month later. (pictured)

Another capture by the Vancouver aquarium successfully acquired them six narwhals. One male, two females and three calves. The calves died within days one female died after two months, the other after 10 weeks the male lived the longest and was named Keelaluga he survived for three months. They all died due to starvation or bacterial infections.

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via dreamt-of-dolphins origin stumpytheorca
Apr 17,2014
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I’ve decided to put together a small anti-captivity giveaway as I’m in a good mood and all that :).

So here’s what you need to know:

If you end up being the lucky winner you can choose one of the following (depending on prices at the competition end I may even be able to combine some of the prizes):

- To have an orca of your choice adopted through The Whale Museum.
- A copy of David Kirby’s book, Death at SeaWorld.
A DVD copy of Blackfish .
- A DVD copy of The Cove.

Incase the winner chooses the DVD option I will purchase the prizes after a winner has been announced (just to make sure the DVD bought is for the correct region) and all prizes will be shipped directly to you after purchase - wherever you may be :).

** In order to be in with a chance of winning you must be following my anti-captivity blog Captivity Kills and have reblogged this post. **

You can reblog/enter as many times as you’d like and a winner will be announced (using a random generator) on May 24th 2014 - the same day as Empty The Tanks Worldwide.

via captivitykills origin captivitykills
Apr 17,2014
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via brazilian-orca origin sweet-kiska
Apr 17,2014
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Orky and Corky, Marineland 1985.

Corky, logging and bobbing from boredom for more years that I’ve been alive. Orky, RIP.

via themagicof-orca origin themidnightclub
Apr 17,2014
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Wikie’s Baby is named Keijo !

Keijo means supernatural being or elf in Finnish.

Pictore & source: Marineland on Facebook

Video (in french) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3-MKT93XMY&feature=youtu.be

kamairuka tiny sea lad got a name!
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Apr 17,2014
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Elusive Whales Set New Record for Depth and Length of Dives Among Mammals

A new study of elusive Cuvier’s beaked whales shows they can dive to nearly 10,000 ft (3,000 m).

by Jane J. Lee

A new long-term study looking at the elusive Cuvier’s beaked whale reveals the deepest and longest dives ever seen among mammals.

The new records indicate behavior that is much more varied and extreme than scientists expected for this species, says Simone Baumann-Pickering, a marine mammal biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. One exceptional whale dove to 9,816 feet (2,992 meters), while a second stayed down for 138 minutes.

Scientists and the U.S. Navy are especially interested in these whales because sonar activity has stranded individuals on beaches in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands, and the Bahamas, says Greg Schorr, a research biologist with the Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington…

(read more: National Geo)

images: Photograph by Tui De Roy, Minden Pictures/Corbis, and infographic by NG staff

via scetaceans origin rhamphotheca
Apr 17,2014
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Flyby by clickarmy on Flickr.

via seaworld-secrets origin orcaobsession
Apr 17,2014
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(I… really don’t know what to add.)

Source: Seattle Times, 07/11/1966.

via brazilian-orca origin derangedhyena-delphinidae
Apr 17,2014
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Llen (PTN-010) showed up April 13 at Punta Norte with a newborn calf. Assumed to be born between March 24 and April 13, 2014.This is her first calf (x)

Awww! Hooray!

Awwwwwwww. So cute.

via darling-taima origin ampathy
Apr 16,2014
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Keiko wasn’t the whale that sparked my interest in orcas – that happened before Free Willy came out – but he was the one whose story I followed very closely for almost a decade. I had half a dozen VHS tapes on which I’d record anything concerning orcas that would come up on TV, whether it was a documentary, a news clip, or a film snippet; folders were packed with newspaper clippings and magazine articles. At the time, most of that news coverage was of Keiko’s extensive rehabilitation and release. It was easy to fall in love with this huge, endearing animal whose life became far more fascinating than a wistful movie plot. Like so many others around the world, I felt like I was with Keiko for every challenge and success along his journey: every transfer, every “ocean walk,” every opportunity to interact with his own species, every return to humans. Though I can’t begin to imagine the heartbreak those that worked with him felt when he died, I was devastated. That was the 12th December 2003. I painted a picture of him a few days later. (I’ve unfortunately lost the scan.)

I wanted to do a little tribute to commemorate him ten years on, but wasn’t able to finish in time for the exact date due to being so busy (it’s the time of year!). I did manage to complete this 10 x 8 painting on canvas today though, so I wanted to share it and remember a remarkable whale.

(Please do not delete text if reblogging. Thank you!)


via for-the-orcas origin jenrichardsart
Apr 16,2014
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Top two images are Tokitae twice, and Hugo once. 

Given the date of the lower pic, I’m relatively certain one of those 4 is Tokitae also. Look at that pen.

Source info is visible in all pics.

via cute-whales origin derangedhyena-delphinidae
Apr 16,2014
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Watching this cute video can help raise money for other cute dogs. Seems like a good deal to me!

make this viral

Not whale related but definitely worth a watch and reblog.

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