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Keiko’s Story: Iceland (Part 4)
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After spending most of the summer swimming free in the North Atlantic, Keiko unexpectedly entered a Norwegian harbor on September 1st, 2002. Following the review of satellite data and veterinarian records, Dr. Cornell deemed that Keiko was in excellent health upon arrival in Norway. He stated “After 60 days at sea and traveling more than 900 miles, Keiko is strong and does not appear to have lost any weight whatsoever. There can no longer be any doubt that Keiko has foraged successfully.”
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While in the harbor, Keiko began to interact with the public, resulting in the Norwegian Government forbidding the public to come within 50 meters of him. This should come to no surprise, as it is suspected that Keiko’s rehabilitation and release effort was designed to fail by Jeff Foster and the dolphin trainers of the International Marine Animal Trainer Association (IMATA) who worked with him in Iceland. Jeff Foster and the IMATA staff were being paid to extinguish the unnatural, trained behaviors that Keiko picked up on in captivity. However, according to eye-witnesses, Jeff Foster continued to play and enter the water with Keiko, rewarding him with dead fish for exhibiting abnormal behaviors. Furthermore, this reinforced Keiko’s mindset of associating humans with food and socially bonded him even more with humans.
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From Skaalvik Bay, Keiko was lead 6 miles away to Taknes Bay. The new location was ice-free, had an abundant supply of fish, had orca travel routes, and was more remote — something they had hoped would reduce the crowds of admirers. 12 days after Keiko arrived in Norway, Miami Seaquarium applied for a permit to capture Keiko and bring him to their park, where he would be housed in a tank smaller than the one he was rescued from in Mexico. Luckily, the application was denied by the Norwegian Government. After nearly a year and a half in Norway, Keiko became lethargic on December 10th, 2003. 2 days later, on December 12th, Keiko beached himself and passed away surrounded by his dedicated caretakers. Acute pneumonia was determined to be his probable cause of death.
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Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Video: Keiko the Untold Story
Keiko’s Story: Iceland (Part 4) - After spending most of the summer swimming free in the North Atlantic, Keiko unexpectedly entered a Norwegian harbor on September 1st, 2002. Following the review of satellite data and veterinarian records, Dr. Cornell deemed that Keiko was in excellent health upon arrival in Norway. He stated “After 60 days at sea and traveling more than 900 miles, Keiko is strong and does not appear to have lost any weight whatsoever. There can no longer be any doubt that Keiko has foraged successfully.” - While in the harbor, Keiko began to interact with the public, resulting in the Norwegian Government forbidding the public to come within 50 meters of him. This should come to no surprise, as it is suspected that Keiko’s rehabilitation and release effort was designed to fail by Jeff Foster and the dolphin trainers of the International Marine Animal Trainer Association (IMATA) who worked with him in Iceland. Jeff Foster and the IMATA staff were being paid to extinguish the unnatural, trained behaviors that Keiko picked up on in captivity. However, according to eye-witnesses, Jeff Foster continued to play and enter the water with Keiko, rewarding him with dead fish for exhibiting abnormal behaviors. Furthermore, this reinforced Keiko’s mindset of associating humans with food and socially bonded him even more with humans. - From Skaalvik Bay, Keiko was lead 6 miles away to Taknes Bay. The new location was ice-free, had an abundant supply of fish, had orca travel routes, and was more remote — something they had hoped would reduce the crowds of admirers. 12 days after Keiko arrived in Norway, Miami Seaquarium applied for a permit to capture Keiko and bring him to their park, where he would be housed in a tank smaller than the one he was rescued from in Mexico. Luckily, the application was denied by the Norwegian Government. After nearly a year and a half in Norway, Keiko became lethargic on December 10th, 2003. 2 days later, on December 12th, Keiko beached himself and passed away surrounded by his dedicated caretakers. Acute pneumonia was determined to be his probable cause of death. - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Video: Keiko the Untold Story
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@roxannasaurus116 "To determine whether or not something is humane, first you must decide if you would want it done to you ..... What we laugh off as just good fun... is fun for US!!! Stop and put yourself in their spot. This is the very essence of compassion. Please don’t swim with dolphins, don’t use exotic animals as photo props! These animals live horrible lives, far removed from what they want! And what is NATURAL to them."
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#orcas #killerwhale #tilikum #dolphin #dolphinride #swimmingwithdolphins🐬 #picturewithdolphin #seaworld #seaworldsandiego #seaworldsucks #freelolita #marinelandcanada #stopexoticanimalrides #elephantrides #animalsarenttoys #vegan #humane #swimmingwithsharksentertainment
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@roxannasaurus116 "To determine whether or not something is humane, first you must decide if you would want it done to you ..... What we laugh off as just good fun... is fun for US!!! Stop and put yourself in their spot. This is the very essence of compassion. Please don’t swim with dolphins, don’t use exotic animals as photo props! These animals live horrible lives, far removed from what they want! And what is NATURAL to them."
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#orcas #killerwhale #tilikum #dolphin #dolphinride #swimmingwithdolphins🐬 #picturewithdolphin #seaworld #seaworldsandiego #seaworldsucks #freelolita #marinelandcanada #stopexoticanimalrides #elephantrides #animalsarenttoys #vegan #humane #swimmingwithsharksentertainment
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Please watch #BLACKFISH 🙏🏼
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#Repost  @marchofsilence (@get_repost) ・・・ SET THEM FREE‼️🐬🐋🦈🐋🐬🐋🦈🐬 . @roxannasaurus116 "To determine whether or not something is humane, first you must decide if you would want it done to you ..... What we laugh off as just good fun... is fun for US!!! Stop and put yourself in their spot. This is the very essence of compassion. Please don’t swim with dolphins, don’t use exotic animals as photo props! These animals live horrible lives, far removed from what they want! And what is NATURAL to them." 🐬 #orcas  #killerwhale  #tilikum  #dolphin  #dolphinride  #swimmingwithdolphins 🐬 #picturewithdolphin  #seaworld  #seaworldsandiego  #seaworldsucks  #freelolita  #marinelandcanada  #stopexoticanimalrides  #elephantrides  #animalsarenttoys  #vegan  #humane  #swimmingwithsharksentertainment  🐬 Please watch #BLACKFISH  🙏🏼 .
This looks like something straight out of a dream. Watch as Scratchii zips past @pxlexplorer. Notice the bite marks covering Scratchii’s body. While we don’t know exactly what happened, a possible scenario is that Scratchii’s mother was having trouble giving birth so another orca assisted by pulling the calf out. Orcas are known to act as midwives, assisting pod mates during labor. Take a look at the humpback whale feeding as well!
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Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Video: @pxlexplorer
This looks like something straight out of a dream. Watch as Scratchii zips past @pxlexplorer. Notice the bite marks covering Scratchii’s body. While we don’t know exactly what happened, a possible scenario is that Scratchii’s mother was having trouble giving birth so another orca assisted by pulling the calf out. Orcas are known to act as midwives, assisting pod mates during labor. Take a look at the humpback whale feeding as well! - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Video: @pxlexplorer
The first video of the wild-caught killer whales being held in Srednyaja Bay, Russia has been released.
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A few weeks ago, a veterinary inspection by the Russian government verified that these 11 wild-caught killer whales and 90 wild-caught beluga whales are currently being kept in Srednyaja Bay in Primorsky Krai in Russia. All whales arrived in the bay between July 16 and October 21 shortly after they were captured and are now being held in sea pens. Aerial ootage that was taken showed that large numbers of young belugas are forced to live in 9 incredibly small sea pens. The 11 killer whales are housed in the converted aviaries next to the pens.
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During the inspection it was discovered that there are at least 13 unweaned, toothless beluga calves among the 90 captured. These calves are heavily dependent on their mothers and are still nursing. According to Russian law animals are only allowed to be captured between the ages of 2-4, which means that this is an extreme violation of the capture permit. The official statement from General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation says that according to the results of the inspection, a criminal case was initiated under Part 3 of Art. 256 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal capturing of aquatic biological resources).
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The Attorney General's Office of the Russian Federation is currently conducting research to determine whether or not the 11 killer whales and 90 belugas can be released.
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Video: Dolphin Project Russia
Caption: @emptyallthetanks
The first video of the wild-caught killer whales being held in Srednyaja Bay, Russia has been released. - A few weeks ago, a veterinary inspection by the Russian government verified that these 11 wild-caught killer whales and 90 wild-caught beluga whales are currently being kept in Srednyaja Bay in Primorsky Krai in Russia. All whales arrived in the bay between July 16 and October 21 shortly after they were captured and are now being held in sea pens. Aerial ootage that was taken showed that large numbers of young belugas are forced to live in 9 incredibly small sea pens. The 11 killer whales are housed in the converted aviaries next to the pens. - During the inspection it was discovered that there are at least 13 unweaned, toothless beluga calves among the 90 captured. These calves are heavily dependent on their mothers and are still nursing. According to Russian law animals are only allowed to be captured between the ages of 2-4, which means that this is an extreme violation of the capture permit. The official statement from General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation says that according to the results of the inspection, a criminal case was initiated under Part 3 of Art. 256 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (illegal capturing of aquatic biological resources). - The Attorney General's Office of the Russian Federation is currently conducting research to determine whether or not the 11 killer whales and 90 belugas can be released. - Video: Dolphin Project Russia Caption: @emptyallthetanks
I really loved my canda trip I am really sad that summer had to end because this trip was amazing I got to go places that I never thought actually existed I got to touch animals and see different animals I even got to touch my favorite animals which is a beluga whale 🐋 and a dolphin 🐬 I got to see niagara falls in the day time and night and I even saw the fireworks 💥 over the falls . I am hoping I come back Canada 🇨🇦 during the summer in 2019 . And this time I am going to beat my dad in car racing 😂. 💜🥰#marinelandcanada #canadaniagara #canadafireworks
I really loved my canda trip I am really sad that summer had to end because this trip was amazing I got to go places that I never thought actually existed I got to touch animals and see different animals I even got to touch my favorite animals which is a beluga whale 🐋 and a dolphin 🐬 I got to see niagara falls in the day time and night and I even saw the fireworks 💥 over the falls . I am hoping I come back Canada 🇨🇦 during the summer in 2019 . And this time I am going to beat my dad in car racing 😂. 💜🥰#marinelandcanada  #canadaniagara  #canadafireworks 
Self-stranding is a common phenomenon amongst captive cetaceans, which can lead to serious injury and even death. Self-stranding is a stereotypical behavior, repetitive in nature with no obvious goal or function. Since captive cetaceans cannot satisfy their natural repertoire of behaviors, they may try to ease the resulting tension by forming destructive habits and behaving abnormally.
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In captivity, cetaceans are taught and rewarded for beaching themselves on concrete slide-outs for entertainment and husbandry purposes. This often becomes a habitual habit for unstimulated animals, as they will strand themselves for extended periods of time. In the wild, this behavior is generally considered neurotic and dangerous. Cetaceans will also strand themselves in attempt to escape aggressive attacks by tank mates.
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Killer whales for example can weigh up to 22,000lbs, and when stranded their weight begins to crush their internal organs, releasing myoglobin which is highly toxic and can cause severe kidney damage once it reaches the bloodstream. Stranded cetaceans can also suffer from severe sunburn and dehydration.
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In response to self-stranding, Kelly Flaherty Clark, the director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, claimed that she has seen orcas on the slide-out for up to 30 minutes at a time. This is ultimately worrying as the Orlando sun can easily dry out and sunburn an orcas skin.
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Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Video: Jess .Jess
Self-stranding is a common phenomenon amongst captive cetaceans, which can lead to serious injury and even death. Self-stranding is a stereotypical behavior, repetitive in nature with no obvious goal or function. Since captive cetaceans cannot satisfy their natural repertoire of behaviors, they may try to ease the resulting tension by forming destructive habits and behaving abnormally. - In captivity, cetaceans are taught and rewarded for beaching themselves on concrete slide-outs for entertainment and husbandry purposes. This often becomes a habitual habit for unstimulated animals, as they will strand themselves for extended periods of time. In the wild, this behavior is generally considered neurotic and dangerous. Cetaceans will also strand themselves in attempt to escape aggressive attacks by tank mates. - Killer whales for example can weigh up to 22,000lbs, and when stranded their weight begins to crush their internal organs, releasing myoglobin which is highly toxic and can cause severe kidney damage once it reaches the bloodstream. Stranded cetaceans can also suffer from severe sunburn and dehydration. - In response to self-stranding, Kelly Flaherty Clark, the director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, claimed that she has seen orcas on the slide-out for up to 30 minutes at a time. This is ultimately worrying as the Orlando sun can easily dry out and sunburn an orcas skin. - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Video: Jess .Jess
Découvrez notre dernière nouvelle galerie photos, MarineLand situé à côté des chutes du Niagara. Le parc compte entre autre la montagne russe Dragon Mountain qui détient dans son parcours un élément inédit au monde !
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Check out our latest new photo gallery, MarineLand located next to Niagara Falls. The park includes the roller coaster Dragon Mountain who as a unique element in its layout !
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#guideoparc #marinelandcanada #marinelandniagarafalls #marineland #rcdb #coastercount #amusementpark #amusementrides #arrowdynamics #hussrides #zamperlarides #ziererrides #coaster #rollercoaster #themepark #beluga #killerwhales #exploreontario #explorecanada #niagarafalls #tourismniagarafalls
Découvrez notre dernière nouvelle galerie photos, MarineLand situé à côté des chutes du Niagara. Le parc compte entre autre la montagne russe Dragon Mountain qui détient dans son parcours un élément inédit au monde ! . Check out our latest new photo gallery, MarineLand located next to Niagara Falls. The park includes the roller coaster Dragon Mountain who as a unique element in its layout ! . . . . #guideoparc  #marinelandcanada  #marinelandniagarafalls  #marineland  #rcdb  #coastercount  #amusementpark  #amusementrides  #arrowdynamics  #hussrides  #zamperlarides  #ziererrides  #coaster  #rollercoaster  #themepark  #beluga  #killerwhales  #exploreontario  #explorecanada  #niagarafalls  #tourismniagarafalls 
A new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Comparative Psychology has revealed captive killer whales share similar personality traits with humans and chimpanzees. A total of 24 killer whales across three different facilities were rated on 38 adjectives by their trainers, curators and veterinarians. The findings suggest captive killer whales share similar personality traits with humans as they are playful, gregarious and sociable but also share traits with chimpanzees such as conscientiousness (e.g., constant, stubborn and protective) and agreeableness (e.g., patient, peaceable and not bullying), along with some personality traits relating to dominance. While the researchers claimed this study was conducted due to the difficulty of assessing the personalities of orcas in the wild, I wonder how the personalities of captive killer whales compare to their wild counterparts. Previous research with captive killer whales has shown that captivity can negatively alter the personality of killer whales, increasing neuroticism and aggression.
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Caption: @inherentlywild
Photo: SeaWorld
A new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Comparative Psychology has revealed captive killer whales share similar personality traits with humans and chimpanzees. A total of 24 killer whales across three different facilities were rated on 38 adjectives by their trainers, curators and veterinarians. The findings suggest captive killer whales share similar personality traits with humans as they are playful, gregarious and sociable but also share traits with chimpanzees such as conscientiousness (e.g., constant, stubborn and protective) and agreeableness (e.g., patient, peaceable and not bullying), along with some personality traits relating to dominance. While the researchers claimed this study was conducted due to the difficulty of assessing the personalities of orcas in the wild, I wonder how the personalities of captive killer whales compare to their wild counterparts. Previous research with captive killer whales has shown that captivity can negatively alter the personality of killer whales, increasing neuroticism and aggression. . Caption: @inherentlywild Photo: SeaWorld
Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park orca ID charts
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Shanghai Haichang Ocean park has four orcas, two males and two females. The biggest male at the park appears to have started to sprout, which indicates that he is about 12-15 years old. There is also a rumour going around that one of the orcas may be named Wow, however this hasn’t been confirmed. Other than that, there isn’t a lot of information about the orcas.
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All four orcas at Shanghai Haichang Polar Ocean Park were captured from the wild in Russian waters in 2016 and belong tot Russia’s transient population. According to estimates from the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP), only a few hundred of these whales remain in Russian waters. Despite this around 31 young juveniles have been removed from this population since 2012.
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ID Charts & caption: @emptyallthetanks
Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park orca ID charts - Shanghai Haichang Ocean park has four orcas, two males and two females. The biggest male at the park appears to have started to sprout, which indicates that he is about 12-15 years old. There is also a rumour going around that one of the orcas may be named Wow, however this hasn’t been confirmed. Other than that, there isn’t a lot of information about the orcas. - All four orcas at Shanghai Haichang Polar Ocean Park were captured from the wild in Russian waters in 2016 and belong tot Russia’s transient population. According to estimates from the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP), only a few hundred of these whales remain in Russian waters. Despite this around 31 young juveniles have been removed from this population since 2012. - ID Charts & caption: @emptyallthetanks
Via my friend Diane Fraleigh
Kiska facts:

1. She is the only captive orca in the world who resides in complete social isolation from any other marine mammal.
2. It would only take Kiska approximately 15-20 seconds to swim a straight line across her tank.
3.  All 5 of her babies have died. 
4. She gets virtually no enrichment.
5. She has no protection or shade from the elements.
6. She has the worst set of teeth of any captive orca due to her chewing on her cement enclosure from stress/boredom

#kiska #orca #captiveorcas #marinelandcanada #CaptivityKills #shutdownmarineland #closealldolphinariums
Via my friend Diane Fraleigh Kiska facts: 1. She is the only captive orca in the world who resides in complete social isolation from any other marine mammal. 2. It would only take Kiska approximately 15-20 seconds to swim a straight line across her tank. 3. All 5 of her babies have died. 4. She gets virtually no enrichment. 5. She has no protection or shade from the elements. 6. She has the worst set of teeth of any captive orca due to her chewing on her cement enclosure from stress/boredom #kiska  #orca  #captiveorcas  #marinelandcanada  #CaptivityKills  #shutdownmarineland  #closealldolphinariums 
REPOST: Following the illegal capture of 90 belugas and 11 orcas, The State Expert Commission of Rosprirodnadzor confirmed that the 2019 Russian capture quota has been denied. The total allowable catch (TAC) for belugas and orcas was found to be completely unjustifiable and considered to be excessively high by experts.
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In addition, the expert committee recommended to only approve capture permits under scientific purposes and exclude captures for cultural and educational purposes. This is very important as it means that even if the TAC materials are resubmitted to The State Environmental Review, neither orcas or belugas will be captured for use in dolphinariums. The good news doesn’t end there. A new law has been approved, banning the export of captured animals to other countries. The fate of the 101 captured cetaceans being held in Srednyaja Bay, Russia will be decided once the investigation concludes.
Caption: @cetacean.inspiration

#касатки #белуxa#океанариум #москвариум #дельфины#дельфинарий #дельфинотерапия#Приморскийкрай #anticap #blackfish#boycottseaworld #captivitykills#dontbuyaticket #emptythetanks #killerwhales#loroparque #marineland #marinelandantibes#marinelandcanada #oneocean #orcas #shamu
REPOST: Following the illegal capture of 90 belugas and 11 orcas, The State Expert Commission of Rosprirodnadzor confirmed that the 2019 Russian capture quota has been denied. The total allowable catch (TAC) for belugas and orcas was found to be completely unjustifiable and considered to be excessively high by experts. - In addition, the expert committee recommended to only approve capture permits under scientific purposes and exclude captures for cultural and educational purposes. This is very important as it means that even if the TAC materials are resubmitted to The State Environmental Review, neither orcas or belugas will be captured for use in dolphinariums. The good news doesn’t end there. A new law has been approved, banning the export of captured animals to other countries. The fate of the 101 captured cetaceans being held in Srednyaja Bay, Russia will be decided once the investigation concludes. Caption: @cetacean.inspiration #касатки  #белуxa #океанариум  #москвариум  #дельфины #дельфинарий  #дельфинотерапия #Приморскийкрай  #anticap  #blackfish #boycottseaworld  #captivitykills #dontbuyaticket  #emptythetanks  #killerwhales #loroparque  #marineland  #marinelandantibes #marinelandcanada  #oneocean  #orcas  #shamu 
Following the illegal capture of 90 belugas and 11 orcas, The State Expert Commission of Rosprirodnadzor confirmed that the 2019 Russian capture quota has been denied. The total allowable catch (TAC) for belugas and orcas was found to be completely unjustifiable and considered to be excessively high by experts.
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In addition, the expert committee recommended to only approve capture permits under scientific purposes and exclude captures for cultural and educational purposes. This is very important as it means that even if the TAC materials are resubmitted to The State Environmental Review, neither orcas or belugas will be captured for use in dolphinariums. The good news doesn’t end there. A new law has been approved, banning the export of captured animals to other countries. The fate of the 101 captured cetaceans being held in Srednyaja Bay, Russia will be decided once the investigation concludes.
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Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Photo: OrcaHome
Following the illegal capture of 90 belugas and 11 orcas, The State Expert Commission of Rosprirodnadzor confirmed that the 2019 Russian capture quota has been denied. The total allowable catch (TAC) for belugas and orcas was found to be completely unjustifiable and considered to be excessively high by experts. - In addition, the expert committee recommended to only approve capture permits under scientific purposes and exclude captures for cultural and educational purposes. This is very important as it means that even if the TAC materials are resubmitted to The State Environmental Review, neither orcas or belugas will be captured for use in dolphinariums. The good news doesn’t end there. A new law has been approved, banning the export of captured animals to other countries. The fate of the 101 captured cetaceans being held in Srednyaja Bay, Russia will be decided once the investigation concludes. - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Photo: OrcaHome
Today, November 16th 2018, Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park debuted its first ever orca show in China.
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All four of the parks transient orcas were captured in 2016, exported from Russia under an educational display permit. Despite this, it is very evident that they’re solely being used for entertainment purposes. According to the Far East Russia Orca Project, there are only a few hundred transient orcas in Russian waters. At least 30 young transient orcas have been captured from Russian waters since 2012 and the 2019 quota has proposed the capture of 13 more. These captures can cause catastrophic, irreversible damage to these wild populations.
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Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park’s orca complex is very similar to SeaWorld’s, with a show pool, three back pools, a medical pool, and an underwater viewing area. The show pool is approximately 140ft by 73ft at its widest point. Two of the back pools are approximately 110ft by 80ft while the third back pool is 85ft by 60ft. The medical pool is approximately 50ft by 20ft. There are two orca shows performed daily. The park will also display belugas, dolphins, polar bears, whale sharks, penguins, and sea lions. Once roaming free with their families, these four orcas will now live the remainder of their lives in a concrete tank thanks to the people who continue to support this industry. Feel guilty.
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Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Photo: China Orca News
Today, November 16th 2018, Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park debuted its first ever orca show in China. - All four of the parks transient orcas were captured in 2016, exported from Russia under an educational display permit. Despite this, it is very evident that they’re solely being used for entertainment purposes. According to the Far East Russia Orca Project, there are only a few hundred transient orcas in Russian waters. At least 30 young transient orcas have been captured from Russian waters since 2012 and the 2019 quota has proposed the capture of 13 more. These captures can cause catastrophic, irreversible damage to these wild populations. - Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park’s orca complex is very similar to SeaWorld’s, with a show pool, three back pools, a medical pool, and an underwater viewing area. The show pool is approximately 140ft by 73ft at its widest point. Two of the back pools are approximately 110ft by 80ft while the third back pool is 85ft by 60ft. The medical pool is approximately 50ft by 20ft. There are two orca shows performed daily. The park will also display belugas, dolphins, polar bears, whale sharks, penguins, and sea lions. Once roaming free with their families, these four orcas will now live the remainder of their lives in a concrete tank thanks to the people who continue to support this industry. Feel guilty. - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Photo: China Orca News
On Monday, November 5th, 29 year old bottlenose dolphin Melanie gave birth at SeaWorld San Diego.
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The male calf was born at 4:37 Monday afternoon at an estimated 40 pounds.
According to SeaWorld vets, mother and son are both doing well and bonding normally.
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The father of the new calf has not yet been released, nor has the calf been named.
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This new calf is Melanie’s third: her first two calves are females Griffith (1996) and Madison (2000). Griffith currently lives at SeaWorld Orlando and has had 4 calves of her own, while Madison is at Discovery Cove (Orlando) and has not yet had a calf.
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Caption: @orcalovertexas
Photos: unmarked photos belong to SeaWorld, marked photos belong to arendellesisters_take_seaworld, cetacean.jordan, and sea.connect respectively.
On Monday, November 5th, 29 year old bottlenose dolphin Melanie gave birth at SeaWorld San Diego. - The male calf was born at 4:37 Monday afternoon at an estimated 40 pounds. According to SeaWorld vets, mother and son are both doing well and bonding normally. - The father of the new calf has not yet been released, nor has the calf been named. - This new calf is Melanie’s third: her first two calves are females Griffith (1996) and Madison (2000). Griffith currently lives at SeaWorld Orlando and has had 4 calves of her own, while Madison is at Discovery Cove (Orlando) and has not yet had a calf. - Caption: @orcalovertexas Photos: unmarked photos belong to SeaWorld, marked photos belong to arendellesisters_take_seaworld, cetacean.jordan, and sea.connect respectively.
At least 15 unweaned, toothless beluga calves have been discovered at the holding facility in Srednyaja Bay, Russia. The calves were among the 90 captured and are currently being quarantined in small transportation tanks.
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Russian law prohibits the capture of animals under 2 years old, therefore this is a severe violation. Under international law, whales can be captured for certain scientific, educational, and cultural purposes, however commercial export – in this case, allegedly for sales to Chinese dolphinariums – is strictly outlawed. A number of big violations have been found by the Vladivostok Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor’s Office, including illegally issued permits and underage belugas being captured. LLC Oceanarium DV, LLC Afalina, LLC Bely Kit and LLC Sochi Dolphinarium are being investigated for the reportedly illegal confinement and sale of these animals.
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Genetic testing has also confirmed that the 11 orcas being held at the facility are mammal-eating transients. According to recent research, there are less than 300 individual transient orcas in Russian waters. These captures can cause, and likely have already caused, catastrophic damage to these wild populations. New reports are also stating that the Moscow Endocrine Plant refused to export 25 belugas abroad. Please continue to share this information so that this issue stays in the headlines.
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Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Photo: РИА Новости & WDC
At least 15 unweaned, toothless beluga calves have been discovered at the holding facility in Srednyaja Bay, Russia. The calves were among the 90 captured and are currently being quarantined in small transportation tanks. - Russian law prohibits the capture of animals under 2 years old, therefore this is a severe violation. Under international law, whales can be captured for certain scientific, educational, and cultural purposes, however commercial export – in this case, allegedly for sales to Chinese dolphinariums – is strictly outlawed. A number of big violations have been found by the Vladivostok Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor’s Office, including illegally issued permits and underage belugas being captured. LLC Oceanarium DV, LLC Afalina, LLC Bely Kit and LLC Sochi Dolphinarium are being investigated for the reportedly illegal confinement and sale of these animals. - Genetic testing has also confirmed that the 11 orcas being held at the facility are mammal-eating transients. According to recent research, there are less than 300 individual transient orcas in Russian waters. These captures can cause, and likely have already caused, catastrophic damage to these wild populations. New reports are also stating that the Moscow Endocrine Plant refused to export 25 belugas abroad. Please continue to share this information so that this issue stays in the headlines. - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Photo: РИА Новости & WDC
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Bremer Canyon killer whale breaching along side a boat 😍
Have you ever seen killer whales? If so where!!! 🖤
Video: @billly_thom
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Credit: @fathomlesslife 
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#Repost  @greenpeacenews with @get_repost ・・・ Bremer Canyon killer whale breaching along side a boat 😍 Have you ever seen killer whales? If so where!!! 🖤 Video: @billly_thom ~ Credit: @fathomlesslife #animalrights  #anticap  #blackfish  #beneaththesurface  #boycottseaworld  #captivitykills  #deathatseaworld  #dontbuyaticket  #emptythetanks  #keiko  #killerwhales  #loroparque  #marineland  #marinelandantibess  #marinelandcanada  #oneocean  #orcas  #procap  #seaworld  #seaworldcares  #shamu  #thanksbutnotanks  #thecove  #tilikum  #nofishnoblackfish  #conservation 
Bremer Canyon killer whale breaching along side a boat 😍
Have you ever seen killer whales? If so where!!! 🖤
Video: @billly_thom
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Credit: @fathomlesslife 
#animalrights #anticap #blackfish #beneaththesurface #boycottseaworld #captivitykills #deathatseaworld #dontbuyaticket #emptythetanks #keiko #killerwhales #loroparque #marineland #marinelandantibess #marinelandcanada #oneocean #orcas #procap #seaworld #seaworldcares #shamu #thanksbutnotanks #thecove #tilikum #nofishnoblackfish #conservation
Bremer Canyon killer whale breaching along side a boat 😍 Have you ever seen killer whales? If so where!!! 🖤 Video: @billly_thom ~ Credit: @fathomlesslife #animalrights  #anticap  #blackfish  #beneaththesurface  #boycottseaworld  #captivitykills  #deathatseaworld  #dontbuyaticket  #emptythetanks  #keiko  #killerwhales  #loroparque  #marineland  #marinelandantibess  #marinelandcanada  #oneocean  #orcas  #procap  #seaworld  #seaworldcares  #shamu  #thanksbutnotanks  #thecove  #tilikum  #nofishnoblackfish  #conservation 
New disturbing footage has emerged from SeaWorld Orlando’s Shamu Stadium. The video above, published in early November on YouTube, shows 6-year-old short-finned pilot whale, Ace, displaying aggressive and stress-induced behaviors. The first video shows Ace, who is clearly agitated, attempting to hit one of his tank mates, Fredi, with his flukes. The following clips show Ace slamming himself into the glass window, hitting his head at least five times over a period of 6 minutes. Behavior like this is highly abnormal and can lead to serious injury and even death. It seems as if this is a common occurrence, as three of the four pilot whales have been recorded bashing themselves into the concrete and glass walls of their tank. The four pilot whales were transferred to Shamu Stadium in April 2017 after they outgrew Dolphin Stadium. This not only takes space away from the six orcas already residing at Shamu Stadium, but it leaves the pilot whales in an inadequate living space. The pools that the pilot whales are being held in are far too small to satisfy their needs, and as a result they’ve been acting out. Rather than investing in new rides, SeaWorld should invest in a new pilot whale habitat to meet the needs of the animals they insist on exploiting.
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* Note: these pilot whales were rescued from a mass stranding and were deemed unreleasable by NOAA. However, there is no excuse for keeping them in this condition. 
Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Video: Tina Romano
New disturbing footage has emerged from SeaWorld Orlando’s Shamu Stadium. The video above, published in early November on YouTube, shows 6-year-old short-finned pilot whale, Ace, displaying aggressive and stress-induced behaviors. The first video shows Ace, who is clearly agitated, attempting to hit one of his tank mates, Fredi, with his flukes. The following clips show Ace slamming himself into the glass window, hitting his head at least five times over a period of 6 minutes. Behavior like this is highly abnormal and can lead to serious injury and even death. It seems as if this is a common occurrence, as three of the four pilot whales have been recorded bashing themselves into the concrete and glass walls of their tank. The four pilot whales were transferred to Shamu Stadium in April 2017 after they outgrew Dolphin Stadium. This not only takes space away from the six orcas already residing at Shamu Stadium, but it leaves the pilot whales in an inadequate living space. The pools that the pilot whales are being held in are far too small to satisfy their needs, and as a result they’ve been acting out. Rather than investing in new rides, SeaWorld should invest in a new pilot whale habitat to meet the needs of the animals they insist on exploiting. - * Note: these pilot whales were rescued from a mass stranding and were deemed unreleasable by NOAA. However, there is no excuse for keeping them in this condition. Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Video: Tina Romano
@Regran_ed from @respectanimalrights -  BREAKING AND SHOCKING NEWS! @emptythetanksworldwide "15 belugas out of 90 that are currently kept in the “Whale Prison” in Nakhodka, Russia are unweaned calves less than 1 year old.

New shocking details from inspection to the facility where 11 orcas and 90 belugas are being held have been revealed today in “Novaya Gazeta” ( it’s in Russia only - please use google translate) : https://www.novayagazeta.ru/…/78535-15-iz-90-osobey-grudnic…

At least 15 belugas are less than 1 year old, don’t have teeth and still have brownish color. According to Russian law only animals at 2-4 years are allowed to be captured, so this is severe violation! They didn’t just capture one animal illegally - they captured at least 15 animals! And how many died during the capture and after remains unknown... Some of baby belugas are kept in the transportation tank - employees explained that they are in quarantine. In a transportation tank...such a high standards... It was also confirmed that all 11 orcas belong to transient mammal eating population. Samples for genetic testing had been taken from 6 orcas. According to the most recent research there are less than 300 transient orca individual in Russian waters. Now there are at least 11 less... This capture is tragic for orca and beluga population in Russia. Will they ever recover after such tragedy? I hope so...I really do. #emptythetanks #babybeluga #vancouveraquarium #mysticaquarium #boycottseaworld #belugakiss #swimwithbelugas #setanimalsfree #vanaqua #marinelandcanada
Via @justiceforcaptives
@Regran_ed from @respectanimalrights - BREAKING AND SHOCKING NEWS! @emptythetanksworldwide "15 belugas out of 90 that are currently kept in the “Whale Prison” in Nakhodka, Russia are unweaned calves less than 1 year old. New shocking details from inspection to the facility where 11 orcas and 90 belugas are being held have been revealed today in “Novaya Gazeta” ( it’s in Russia only - please use google translate) : https://www.novayagazeta.ru/…/78535-15-iz-90-osobey-grudnic… At least 15 belugas are less than 1 year old, don’t have teeth and still have brownish color. According to Russian law only animals at 2-4 years are allowed to be captured, so this is severe violation! They didn’t just capture one animal illegally - they captured at least 15 animals! And how many died during the capture and after remains unknown... Some of baby belugas are kept in the transportation tank - employees explained that they are in quarantine. In a transportation tank...such a high standards... It was also confirmed that all 11 orcas belong to transient mammal eating population. Samples for genetic testing had been taken from 6 orcas. According to the most recent research there are less than 300 transient orca individual in Russian waters. Now there are at least 11 less... This capture is tragic for orca and beluga population in Russia. Will they ever recover after such tragedy? I hope so...I really do. #emptythetanks  #babybeluga  #vancouveraquarium  #mysticaquarium  #boycottseaworld  #belugakiss  #swimwithbelugas  #setanimalsfree  #vanaqua  #marinelandcanada  Via @justiceforcaptives
Oral degradation, part 2: captivity
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In the wild oral degradation in orcas is only associated with their prey type or feeding method. However, in captivity this is not the case. The diet of captive orcas consists of fish that is directly placed into their mouths and is then swallowed.
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Instead, the conditions captive orcas are forced to live in causes them to become under-stimulated, bored and stressed. To alleviate this, the orcas chew on metal bars and mouth concrete pool corners and when separated by gates, they often chew on the metal bars of the gates or jaw-pop through the gates. These behaviors can cause the teeth to break and/or become word down, as a result the pulp of the teeth is often left exposed and this can easily become infected.
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To try and avoid infection, marine parks perform pulpotomies. This involves a painful dental procedure in which holes are drilled into the orca’s teeth using a variable speed drill. Success is measured by blood spilling out of the hole, in which case it’s apparent the bore is complete. The resulting holes are then flushed multiple times a day to remove debris. This procedure is performed without anesthesia which causes the orcas great discomfort. Their poor dental health can cause chronic pain and this can lead to captive orcas to grind down the jaw itself and the teeth than wear down further.
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Caption: @emptyallthetanks
Photos: In the photos you can see the name, age and current location of the orca. All photos are cropped.
Disclaimer: The photos within this post do not belong to me. Under the doctrine of fair use, they have been used for the purpose of comment, criticism and education. Credit has been given to their rightful owners.
Oral degradation, part 2: captivity - In the wild oral degradation in orcas is only associated with their prey type or feeding method. However, in captivity this is not the case. The diet of captive orcas consists of fish that is directly placed into their mouths and is then swallowed. - Instead, the conditions captive orcas are forced to live in causes them to become under-stimulated, bored and stressed. To alleviate this, the orcas chew on metal bars and mouth concrete pool corners and when separated by gates, they often chew on the metal bars of the gates or jaw-pop through the gates. These behaviors can cause the teeth to break and/or become word down, as a result the pulp of the teeth is often left exposed and this can easily become infected. - To try and avoid infection, marine parks perform pulpotomies. This involves a painful dental procedure in which holes are drilled into the orca’s teeth using a variable speed drill. Success is measured by blood spilling out of the hole, in which case it’s apparent the bore is complete. The resulting holes are then flushed multiple times a day to remove debris. This procedure is performed without anesthesia which causes the orcas great discomfort. Their poor dental health can cause chronic pain and this can lead to captive orcas to grind down the jaw itself and the teeth than wear down further. - Caption: @emptyallthetanks Photos: In the photos you can see the name, age and current location of the orca. All photos are cropped. Disclaimer: The photos within this post do not belong to me. Under the doctrine of fair use, they have been used for the purpose of comment, criticism and education. Credit has been given to their rightful owners.
BREAKING AND SHOCKING NEWS! @emptythetanksworldwide "15 belugas out of 90 that are currently kept in the “Whale Prison” in Nakhodka, Russia are unweaned calves less than 1 year old.

New shocking details from inspection to the facility where 11 orcas and 90 belugas are being held have been revealed today in “Novaya Gazeta” ( it’s in Russia only - please use google translate) : https://www.novayagazeta.ru/…/78535-15-iz-90-osobey-grudnic…

At least 15 belugas are less than 1 year old, don’t have teeth and still have brownish color. According to Russian law only animals at 2-4 years are allowed to be captured, so this is severe violation! They didn’t just capture one animal illegally - they captured at least 15 animals! And how many died during the capture and after remains unknown... Some of baby belugas are kept in the transportation tank - employees explained that they are in quarantine. In a transportation tank...such a high standards... It was also confirmed that all 11 orcas belong to transient mammal eating population. Samples for genetic testing had been taken from 6 orcas. According to the most recent research there are less than 300 transient orca individual in Russian waters. Now there are at least 11 less... This capture is tragic for orca and beluga population in Russia. Will they ever recover after such tragedy? I hope so...I really do. #emptythetanks #babybeluga #vancouveraquarium #mysticaquarium #boycottseaworld #belugakiss #swimwithbelugas #setanimalsfree #vanaqua #marinelandcanada
Via @justiceforcaptives
BREAKING AND SHOCKING NEWS! @emptythetanksworldwide "15 belugas out of 90 that are currently kept in the “Whale Prison” in Nakhodka, Russia are unweaned calves less than 1 year old. New shocking details from inspection to the facility where 11 orcas and 90 belugas are being held have been revealed today in “Novaya Gazeta” ( it’s in Russia only - please use google translate) : https://www.novayagazeta.ru/…/78535-15-iz-90-osobey-grudnic… At least 15 belugas are less than 1 year old, don’t have teeth and still have brownish color. According to Russian law only animals at 2-4 years are allowed to be captured, so this is severe violation! They didn’t just capture one animal illegally - they captured at least 15 animals! And how many died during the capture and after remains unknown... Some of baby belugas are kept in the transportation tank - employees explained that they are in quarantine. In a transportation tank...such a high standards... It was also confirmed that all 11 orcas belong to transient mammal eating population. Samples for genetic testing had been taken from 6 orcas. According to the most recent research there are less than 300 transient orca individual in Russian waters. Now there are at least 11 less... This capture is tragic for orca and beluga population in Russia. Will they ever recover after such tragedy? I hope so...I really do. #emptythetanks  #babybeluga  #vancouveraquarium  #mysticaquarium  #boycottseaworld  #belugakiss  #swimwithbelugas  #setanimalsfree  #vanaqua  #marinelandcanada  Via @justiceforcaptives
BREAKING AND SHOCKING NEWS! @emptythetanksworldwide "15 belugas out of 90 that are currently kept in the “Whale Prison” in Nakhodka, Russia are unweaned calves less than 1 year old.

New shocking details from inspection to the facility where 11 orcas and 90 belugas are being held have been revealed today in “Novaya Gazeta” ( it’s in Russia only - please use google translate) : https://www.novayagazeta.ru/…/78535-15-iz-90-osobey-grudnic…

At least 15 belugas are less than 1 year old, don’t have teeth and still have brownish color. According to Russian law only animals at 2-4 years are allowed to be captured, so this is severe violation! They didn’t just capture one animal illegally - they captured at least 15 animals! And how many died during the capture and after remains unknown... Some of baby belugas are kept in the transportation tank - employees explained that they are in quarantine. In a transportation tank...such a high standards... It was also confirmed that all 11 orcas belong to transient mammal eating population. Samples for genetic testing had been taken from 6 orcas. According to the most recent research there are less than 300 transient orca individual in Russian waters. Now there are at least 11 less... This capture is tragic for orca and beluga population in Russia. Will they ever recover after such tragedy? I hope so...I really do. #emptythetanks #babybeluga #vancouveraquarium #mysticaquarium #boycottseaworld #belugakiss #swimwithbelugas #setanimalsfree #vanaqua #marinelandcanada
BREAKING AND SHOCKING NEWS! @emptythetanksworldwide "15 belugas out of 90 that are currently kept in the “Whale Prison” in Nakhodka, Russia are unweaned calves less than 1 year old. New shocking details from inspection to the facility where 11 orcas and 90 belugas are being held have been revealed today in “Novaya Gazeta” ( it’s in Russia only - please use google translate) : https://www.novayagazeta.ru/…/78535-15-iz-90-osobey-grudnic… At least 15 belugas are less than 1 year old, don’t have teeth and still have brownish color. According to Russian law only animals at 2-4 years are allowed to be captured, so this is severe violation! They didn’t just capture one animal illegally - they captured at least 15 animals! And how many died during the capture and after remains unknown... Some of baby belugas are kept in the transportation tank - employees explained that they are in quarantine. In a transportation tank...such a high standards... It was also confirmed that all 11 orcas belong to transient mammal eating population. Samples for genetic testing had been taken from 6 orcas. According to the most recent research there are less than 300 transient orca individual in Russian waters. Now there are at least 11 less... This capture is tragic for orca and beluga population in Russia. Will they ever recover after such tragedy? I hope so...I really do. #emptythetanks  #babybeluga  #vancouveraquarium  #mysticaquarium  #boycottseaworld  #belugakiss  #swimwithbelugas  #setanimalsfree  #vanaqua  #marinelandcanada 
Every year from approximately September 1st to March 1st, hundreds of dolphins are violently slaughtered in the small village of Taiji, Japan. Local fishermen use drive hunt techniques to herd and net large pods of dolphins and whales into a small cove, where they will either be selected for captivity or slaughtered. Potentially one of the most unsettling things about these hunts is the active role that dolphinariums play in sustaining the hunts. Dolphinariums around the world work side-by-side with the fishermen to select the dolphins suitable for shows and swim-with programs. The captivity industry drives the dolphin slaughter, thus, the best way to end the slaughter is to not support dolphinariums. The meat from the slaughtered dolphins is sold to supermarkets throughout Japan, however a very small amount of people actually consume the meat. Dolphin meat contains high levels of mercury and can cause serious harm if consumed. The meat is essentially poisoning the people of Japan. There is another shocking aspect to these hunts. A 2004 meeting with Taiji fishermen revealed that they also utilize these hunts as a form of pest control. From the fishermen’s perspective, the dolphins eat too much fish so as a result, they slaughter them in attempt to keep the populations low. These hunts are not truly about providing meat to the Japanese people or about maintaining their so-called “culture” and “traditions”. It is solely about slaughtering as many dolphins as possible to make the fish more available to themselves. This cruel practice must end immediately. If we cannot stop these drive hunts then forget about the bigger issues. The 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary, “The Cove” exposed the horrors of the Taiji dolphin drive, leaving many people around the world in shock. I encourage everyone to watch and share “The Cove”. You can watch the documentary online and free by going to this link:
http://www.documentarymania.com/player.php?title=The+Cove
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* Racist comments will not be tolerated 
Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Video: The Cove
Every year from approximately September 1st to March 1st, hundreds of dolphins are violently slaughtered in the small village of Taiji, Japan. Local fishermen use drive hunt techniques to herd and net large pods of dolphins and whales into a small cove, where they will either be selected for captivity or slaughtered. Potentially one of the most unsettling things about these hunts is the active role that dolphinariums play in sustaining the hunts. Dolphinariums around the world work side-by-side with the fishermen to select the dolphins suitable for shows and swim-with programs. The captivity industry drives the dolphin slaughter, thus, the best way to end the slaughter is to not support dolphinariums. The meat from the slaughtered dolphins is sold to supermarkets throughout Japan, however a very small amount of people actually consume the meat. Dolphin meat contains high levels of mercury and can cause serious harm if consumed. The meat is essentially poisoning the people of Japan. There is another shocking aspect to these hunts. A 2004 meeting with Taiji fishermen revealed that they also utilize these hunts as a form of pest control. From the fishermen’s perspective, the dolphins eat too much fish so as a result, they slaughter them in attempt to keep the populations low. These hunts are not truly about providing meat to the Japanese people or about maintaining their so-called “culture” and “traditions”. It is solely about slaughtering as many dolphins as possible to make the fish more available to themselves. This cruel practice must end immediately. If we cannot stop these drive hunts then forget about the bigger issues. The 2010 Academy Award-winning documentary, “The Cove” exposed the horrors of the Taiji dolphin drive, leaving many people around the world in shock. I encourage everyone to watch and share “The Cove”. You can watch the documentary online and free by going to this link: http://www.documentarymania.com/player.php?title=The+Cove - * Racist comments will not be tolerated Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Video: The Cove
A recent veterinarian inspection by Russian authorities revealed that 11 killer whales and 90 belugas have been captured and are being held in horrifically small holding pens in Srednyaja Bay, Russia. Videos have emerged showing the cramped conditions these wild-caught belugas are subjected to while awaiting purchase from aquariums in China and other places around the world. One sea pen in the video above is notably empty as there have been reports that several of the belugas have been transported to an unknown location. It is suspected that this could be an attempt to hide some illegal activity. The 11 killer whales held at the facility are housed out of sight. A vast majority of these animals have been living in these horrid conditions since they were first captured under an “educational” quota several months ago. Since Russian laws are very vague and unenforced, the animals captured for “educational” purposes will most likely be sold to aquariums and used for entertainment. According to new reports, violations have been found within the capture permits. As a result, a set of prosecutorial response measures will be taken and an assessment will be conducted on the actions of officials of the Amur Territorial Administration of the Federal Fishery Agency, who illegally issued permits for the extraction of marine mammals.
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Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Video: Denis Unak & Masha Netrebenko
A recent veterinarian inspection by Russian authorities revealed that 11 killer whales and 90 belugas have been captured and are being held in horrifically small holding pens in Srednyaja Bay, Russia. Videos have emerged showing the cramped conditions these wild-caught belugas are subjected to while awaiting purchase from aquariums in China and other places around the world. One sea pen in the video above is notably empty as there have been reports that several of the belugas have been transported to an unknown location. It is suspected that this could be an attempt to hide some illegal activity. The 11 killer whales held at the facility are housed out of sight. A vast majority of these animals have been living in these horrid conditions since they were first captured under an “educational” quota several months ago. Since Russian laws are very vague and unenforced, the animals captured for “educational” purposes will most likely be sold to aquariums and used for entertainment. According to new reports, violations have been found within the capture permits. As a result, a set of prosecutorial response measures will be taken and an assessment will be conducted on the actions of officials of the Amur Territorial Administration of the Federal Fishery Agency, who illegally issued permits for the extraction of marine mammals. - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Video: Denis Unak & Masha Netrebenko
T46B2 showing off her prize harbor porpoise after a successful hunt. Harbor porpoises are a common choice of prey amongst transient killer whales.
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Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Photo: @eaglewingtours
T46B2 showing off her prize harbor porpoise after a successful hunt. Harbor porpoises are a common choice of prey amongst transient killer whales. - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Photo: @eaglewingtours
T099D tearing a harbor seal apart while one of the T037A kids assists from below. Absolutely magnificent site.
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Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Photo: @gary_j27
T099D tearing a harbor seal apart while one of the T037A kids assists from below. Absolutely magnificent site. - Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Photo: @gary_j27
From 1964 to 2014, SeaWorld published 49 scientific papers. However, 7 of the papers are listed on both the SeaWorld and the Hubbs Research Institute pages, so the numbers published by both are actually less than presented. 36 of the 49 (74%) papers focus on cetaceans in their care. Only a mere 14 (39%) of these papers have been written since 2000, while most of them (61%) were written back in the 80's and 90's. The 2 papers written in 1976 and 1978 were on live capture techniques of killer whales. Other scientific publications by SeaWorld included the development of artificial insemination, killer whale placenta, food consumption of a captive killer whale, as well as a variety of diseases and physiological problems experienced by captive cetaceans. According to the American Cetacean Society’s 1998 review of SeaWorld's publications, the scientific findings could be misleading for management of wild killer whales as their blood chemistry, physiology and disease profiles differ from their captive counterparts. Just 13 of the 49 (26%) publications focus on information from wild cetaceans. 12 of those 13 papers were written before 1988.
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Part 2 of 2
Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Photo: SeaWorld
From 1964 to 2014, SeaWorld published 49 scientific papers. However, 7 of the papers are listed on both the SeaWorld and the Hubbs Research Institute pages, so the numbers published by both are actually less than presented. 36 of the 49 (74%) papers focus on cetaceans in their care. Only a mere 14 (39%) of these papers have been written since 2000, while most of them (61%) were written back in the 80's and 90's. The 2 papers written in 1976 and 1978 were on live capture techniques of killer whales. Other scientific publications by SeaWorld included the development of artificial insemination, killer whale placenta, food consumption of a captive killer whale, as well as a variety of diseases and physiological problems experienced by captive cetaceans. According to the American Cetacean Society’s 1998 review of SeaWorld's publications, the scientific findings could be misleading for management of wild killer whales as their blood chemistry, physiology and disease profiles differ from their captive counterparts. Just 13 of the 49 (26%) publications focus on information from wild cetaceans. 12 of those 13 papers were written before 1988. - Part 2 of 2 Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Photo: SeaWorld
Oral Degradation, part 1: The Wild
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Adult killer whales usually have 10 to 14 interlocking teeth along each side of the jaw (40-56 total). Their teeth can grow up to four inches long and are conical in shape. Orcas don’t use their teeth to chew their food but rather to grip and tear prey into smaller pieces so they can swallow them. As orcas only have one set of teeth, their teeth are highly durable and usually last a lifetime.
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In the wild, killer whale teeth generally don’t suffer severe wear and when they do, it is associated with the prey type or feeding method of a certain ecotype which can cause their teeth to become worn over a long period of time.
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Tooth wear in Type 1 North Atlantic killer whales is thought to be caused by suction feeding. This is a feeding method used by this population to consume stunned fish during carousel feeding.
North-eastern Pacific offshore killer whales have been noted to have severe tooth wear when found dead or stranded, and this is the result of their predation on sharks. Sharks have a very rough skin and tearing this frequently this causes the teeth to gradually wear down to the gum.
Bigg’s killer whales in the North Pacific also have slight tooth wear and this is associated with their predation on marine mammals.
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To conclude, oral degradation in the wild is only associated with their prey type or feeding method and not with the manipulation of certain objects in their environment.
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Photo 1&2: Narnia shortly after she was captured
Photo 3: Wild orca skeleton
Photo 4: Offshore orca with worn teeth
Oral Degradation, part 1: The Wild - Adult killer whales usually have 10 to 14 interlocking teeth along each side of the jaw (40-56 total). Their teeth can grow up to four inches long and are conical in shape. Orcas don’t use their teeth to chew their food but rather to grip and tear prey into smaller pieces so they can swallow them. As orcas only have one set of teeth, their teeth are highly durable and usually last a lifetime. - In the wild, killer whale teeth generally don’t suffer severe wear and when they do, it is associated with the prey type or feeding method of a certain ecotype which can cause their teeth to become worn over a long period of time. - Tooth wear in Type 1 North Atlantic killer whales is thought to be caused by suction feeding. This is a feeding method used by this population to consume stunned fish during carousel feeding. North-eastern Pacific offshore killer whales have been noted to have severe tooth wear when found dead or stranded, and this is the result of their predation on sharks. Sharks have a very rough skin and tearing this frequently this causes the teeth to gradually wear down to the gum. Bigg’s killer whales in the North Pacific also have slight tooth wear and this is associated with their predation on marine mammals. - To conclude, oral degradation in the wild is only associated with their prey type or feeding method and not with the manipulation of certain objects in their environment. - Photo 1&2: Narnia shortly after she was captured Photo 3: Wild orca skeleton Photo 4: Offshore orca with worn teeth
SeaWorld often claims to be an educational facility with a tight focus on research, conservation, and education. The information a facility presents to its guests should be based off of the best available science in peer-reviewed literature, something that SeaWorld and many other marine parks do not use.
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Very little legitimate research is being conducted on cetaceans in public display facilities as the animals are not made available to independent researchers. Outside researchers who may come in to study captive cetaceans could potentially discover some things the park doesn’t want the public to know. The industry often makes claims about the research conducted in its parks, but much of it is not peer-reviewed or made available to the public. If the results of a study are stored away in a file cabinet then they are of no value to anyone. The last paper published in peer-reviewed literature on the survivorship of captive whales and dolphins was in 1995. According to Dr. Naomi Rose, anything that the industry is saying that is more recent than the 1995 paper is not in peer-reviewed literature. The research conducted after Blackfish was purely to get a reaction. This doesn’t mean that the research isn’t legitimate or that the results aren’t accurate, it just means it was largely conducted as a PR move. Most of SeaWorld’s published peer-reviewed literature is either on husbandry, which does not benefit wild populations, or is very old and either not available to the public or hard to find.
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Part 1 of 2
Caption: @cetacean.inspiration 
Photo: SeaWorld
* Note: While SeaWorld does have peer-reviewed publications on its website, the full studies and results are very vague and hard to find.
SeaWorld often claims to be an educational facility with a tight focus on research, conservation, and education. The information a facility presents to its guests should be based off of the best available science in peer-reviewed literature, something that SeaWorld and many other marine parks do not use. - Very little legitimate research is being conducted on cetaceans in public display facilities as the animals are not made available to independent researchers. Outside researchers who may come in to study captive cetaceans could potentially discover some things the park doesn’t want the public to know. The industry often makes claims about the research conducted in its parks, but much of it is not peer-reviewed or made available to the public. If the results of a study are stored away in a file cabinet then they are of no value to anyone. The last paper published in peer-reviewed literature on the survivorship of captive whales and dolphins was in 1995. According to Dr. Naomi Rose, anything that the industry is saying that is more recent than the 1995 paper is not in peer-reviewed literature. The research conducted after Blackfish was purely to get a reaction. This doesn’t mean that the research isn’t legitimate or that the results aren’t accurate, it just means it was largely conducted as a PR move. Most of SeaWorld’s published peer-reviewed literature is either on husbandry, which does not benefit wild populations, or is very old and either not available to the public or hard to find. - Part 1 of 2 Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Photo: SeaWorld * Note: While SeaWorld does have peer-reviewed publications on its website, the full studies and results are very vague and hard to find.
101 Whales Torn From The Wild For Human Entertainment
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A recent veterinary inspection by government authorities has revealed that 90 beluga whales and 11 killer whales are currently being held captive in Srednyaja Bay, Russia. The whales are currently being housed in converted aviaries and arrived in the bay between July 16 and October 21, shortly after they were captured. Over the past few years killer whales and beluga whales have been hunted in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Amur estuary, between Sakhalin and the mainland, under the guise of "cultural and educational” purposes. However, the true purpose of these captures is to sell the animals into the marine park trade where they are deemed highly valuable assets, fetching up to $6.5-25 million per killer whale. Such a highly lucrative trade is one Russia appears unable to resist. It continues to set annual quotas to exploit its vulnerable wild populations: a take of 26 killer whales was authorised for 2018-2019, 13 per year. Although no catch permits were issued in 2016 and 2017, two more killer whales turned up in China in late 2017. Between 2013 and 2017 a total of 15 killer whales were exported into the Asian country which, considering the marine park industry is rapidly expanding, will most likely increase to 26 very soon if these 11 new additions are sold into the Chinese market.
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Every single ticket you buy contributes to the very same demand that caused these captures. Please, don’t buy a ticket.
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Caption: @inherentlywild
Photo: (1) Nord, captured in 2013 (2-4) cetacean detention center in Srednyaja Bay
101 Whales Torn From The Wild For Human Entertainment . A recent veterinary inspection by government authorities has revealed that 90 beluga whales and 11 killer whales are currently being held captive in Srednyaja Bay, Russia. The whales are currently being housed in converted aviaries and arrived in the bay between July 16 and October 21, shortly after they were captured. Over the past few years killer whales and beluga whales have been hunted in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Amur estuary, between Sakhalin and the mainland, under the guise of "cultural and educational” purposes. However, the true purpose of these captures is to sell the animals into the marine park trade where they are deemed highly valuable assets, fetching up to $6.5-25 million per killer whale. Such a highly lucrative trade is one Russia appears unable to resist. It continues to set annual quotas to exploit its vulnerable wild populations: a take of 26 killer whales was authorised for 2018-2019, 13 per year. Although no catch permits were issued in 2016 and 2017, two more killer whales turned up in China in late 2017. Between 2013 and 2017 a total of 15 killer whales were exported into the Asian country which, considering the marine park industry is rapidly expanding, will most likely increase to 26 very soon if these 11 new additions are sold into the Chinese market. . Every single ticket you buy contributes to the very same demand that caused these captures. Please, don’t buy a ticket. . Caption: @inherentlywild Photo: (1) Nord, captured in 2013 (2-4) cetacean detention center in Srednyaja Bay
Direct repost. Got to end the Zoos, Circuses, and Sea World type parks. We know far too well that this is not right.

@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 -  #Repost @animaljustice_

Free the whales! 🐳 MPs across party lines and Humane Society International explain why the bill that would BAN the captivity of whales and dolphins must swiftly become law to protect cetaceans from a life of misery in a tiny tank.

Last week, Bill S-203 cleared a MAJOR hurdle by passing the Senate thanks to your incredible efforts and advocacy. Thank you all for speaking up for whales and dolphins! Yesterday, the bill had its first reading in the House of Commons.

We’re proud to support these MPs for fighting to get this crucial legislation passed. Big thanks as well to our friends at @hsiglobal / Canada for their work on this. (This note in brackets by @donnamaria1961 - I not only support Bill S-203, We owe them a seaside sanctuary for what we’ve done to them. There is nothing entertaining about incarcerating innocent animals). #canada #canadian #marineland #marinelandcanada #marinelandniagarafalls #niagarafalls #captivitykills #kiska #s203 #bills203 #profit #entertainment #seasidesanctuary - #regrann

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Direct repost. Got to end the Zoos, Circuses, and Sea World type parks. We know far too well that this is not right. @Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 - #Repost  @animaljustice_ Free the whales! 🐳 MPs across party lines and Humane Society International explain why the bill that would BAN the captivity of whales and dolphins must swiftly become law to protect cetaceans from a life of misery in a tiny tank. Last week, Bill S-203 cleared a MAJOR hurdle by passing the Senate thanks to your incredible efforts and advocacy. Thank you all for speaking up for whales and dolphins! Yesterday, the bill had its first reading in the House of Commons. We’re proud to support these MPs for fighting to get this crucial legislation passed. Big thanks as well to our friends at @hsiglobal / Canada for their work on this. (This note in brackets by @donnamaria1961 - I not only support Bill S-203, We owe them a seaside sanctuary for what we’ve done to them. There is nothing entertaining about incarcerating innocent animals). #canada  #canadian  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #marinelandniagarafalls  #niagarafalls  #captivitykills  #kiska  #s203  #bills203  #profit  #entertainment  #seasidesanctuary  - #regrann  FREE THINKER PAGES @antaprann @mysteryofiniquity_e @anonymous_truthseeker @roxy_stellar @oligarchylies @standup911@ziplockm88 @sorryforwakingyou @truth_will_prevail777 @streetwearaddicts714 @flatearth_ @fe_messenger @terraplanetruth @truth_is_our_religion ANIMAL RIGHTS & VEGAN PAGES @plantbasedalternatives @thefreethoughtproject @standup911@ziplockm88 @seashepherd @doctor_jess_md @rawvana @a_lallie_ @plantplate @animalequality @donnamaria1961 @peta2 @fightforelephants @protectwildanimals @animalrevenge @leave.life.alone @green.veganista @lizzette619 @hollywoodpuggle @international_animal_rescue TRUTH FILES Even if you are a minority of one, the Truth is the Truth. #MahatmaGandhi  Morality is the basis of things and Truth is the substance of all morality. #MahatmaGandhi  There is no god higher than Truth.#Gandhi  ZERO TOLERANCE FOR THE LIE NO RULERS ABOVE, NO SLAVES BELOW SEEK ONLY TRUTH, ALL ELSE IS BY DEFINITION FALSE
#Repost @animaljustice_
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Free the whales! 🐳 MPs across party lines and Humane Society International explain why the bill that would BAN the captivity of whales and dolphins must swiftly become law to protect cetaceans from a life of misery in a tiny tank.
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Last week, Bill S-203 cleared a MAJOR hurdle by passing the Senate thanks to your incredible efforts and advocacy. Thank you all for speaking up for whales and dolphins! Yesterday, the bill had its first reading in the House of Commons.
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We’re proud to support these MPs for fighting to get this crucial legislation passed. Big thanks as well to our friends at @hsiglobal / Canada for their work on this.
(This note in brackets by @donnamaria1961 - I not only support Bill S-203, We owe them a seaside sanctuary for what we’ve done to them. There is nothing entertaining about incarcerating innocent animals). #canada #canadian #marineland #marinelandcanada #marinelandniagarafalls #niagarafalls #captivitykills #kiska #s203 #bills203 #profit #entertainment #seasidesanctuary
#Repost  @animaljustice_ ・・・ Free the whales! 🐳 MPs across party lines and Humane Society International explain why the bill that would BAN the captivity of whales and dolphins must swiftly become law to protect cetaceans from a life of misery in a tiny tank. 🌊 Last week, Bill S-203 cleared a MAJOR hurdle by passing the Senate thanks to your incredible efforts and advocacy. Thank you all for speaking up for whales and dolphins! Yesterday, the bill had its first reading in the House of Commons. 🌊 We’re proud to support these MPs for fighting to get this crucial legislation passed. Big thanks as well to our friends at @hsiglobal / Canada for their work on this. (This note in brackets by @donnamaria1961 - I not only support Bill S-203, We owe them a seaside sanctuary for what we’ve done to them. There is nothing entertaining about incarcerating innocent animals). #canada  #canadian  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #marinelandniagarafalls  #niagarafalls  #captivitykills  #kiska  #s203  #bills203  #profit  #entertainment  #seasidesanctuary 
Repost from @donnamaria1961 в Instagram: «Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada  Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970. This…» using @RepostRegramApp - Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada 
Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970.
This is Canada 🇨🇦 Our winters are long and cold. 
The animals at Marineland are stored away for the winter just like you’d store your patio furniture or your Harley Davidson. 
The animals are treated like commodities. 
Not treated as living beings. 
The water quality is horrific. It’s green and highly chlorinated to the point where skin is coming off the marine mammals, and eyes have gone blind. 
Baker and Sandy, two sea lions find comfort in sticking their heads in buckets of water to find relief from the pain caused by the poor water quality. 
This is why it’s so important to keep fighting for their freedom and to never buy a ticket to further fund animal abuse. 
We need Bill S203 to become law in Canada. 
Marineland has 4 massive Graveyards on the property. They’re filled with the remains of the animals from over five decades who were dying to entertain us. 
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Caption @donnamaria1961 
Reporter Tony Risscotto Niagara News. 
Dolphin Show - Protest The Indignants 
Marineland March - Marineland Animal Defence. 
Remaining images- Credit to original. 
#marineland #marinelandcanada #niagarafalls #protest #canada #dontbuyaticket #captivitykills #kiska #love #family #friends #happy #everyonelovesmarineland #not #winter #closedfortheseason #dyingtoentertainyou #bills203 #thankyou #protesters
Repost from @donnamaria1961 в Instagram: «Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970. This…» using @RepostRegramApp - Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970. This is Canada 🇨🇦 Our winters are long and cold. The animals at Marineland are stored away for the winter just like you’d store your patio furniture or your Harley Davidson. The animals are treated like commodities. Not treated as living beings. The water quality is horrific. It’s green and highly chlorinated to the point where skin is coming off the marine mammals, and eyes have gone blind. Baker and Sandy, two sea lions find comfort in sticking their heads in buckets of water to find relief from the pain caused by the poor water quality. This is why it’s so important to keep fighting for their freedom and to never buy a ticket to further fund animal abuse. We need Bill S203 to become law in Canada. Marineland has 4 massive Graveyards on the property. They’re filled with the remains of the animals from over five decades who were dying to entertain us. ____________________________ Caption @donnamaria1961 Reporter Tony Risscotto Niagara News. Dolphin Show - Protest The Indignants Marineland March - Marineland Animal Defence. Remaining images- Credit to original. #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #protest  #canada  #dontbuyaticket  #captivitykills  #kiska  #love  #family  #friends  #happy  #everyonelovesmarineland  #not  #winter  #closedfortheseason  #dyingtoentertainyou  #bills203  #thankyou  #protesters 
Mystic Aquarium
8/26/18
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Teeth / Physical Condition:
Broken and worn down teeth are common traits amongst captive cetaceans. Due to the lack of stimulation, boredom, and stress captive cetaceans are subjected to, they often preform stereotypical behaviors including chewing on the metal gates and concrete walls of their tanks. While tooth wear does happen in the wild, it’s usually a much longer process that’s stretched out over a number of years as tooth wear is more commonly seen in older animals.
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The photos above show the condition of Juno’s teeth. Belugas typically have around 34 conical-shaped teeth, made for grasping and tearing prey. Growth layer groups in the dentin of beluga teeth are widely used as indicators of age. At only 16-years-old, Juno’s teeth are flat and worn down to the gum line. I’d usually go more into detail about the severity of the animals rake marks, however in this case neither of them had any from what I could see. Then again Juno can’t rake Kela without teeth. -
* Disclaimer: I went to gather information to provide both comparisons/contrasts to other aquariums/marine parks. Also to document the animals current living conditions and behavior, and to see what Mystic Aquarium presents to its guests. Smaller facilities deserve just as much attention and backlash as larger facilities like SeaWorld
Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Photo: @cetacean.inspiration
Mystic Aquarium 8/26/18 - Teeth / Physical Condition: Broken and worn down teeth are common traits amongst captive cetaceans. Due to the lack of stimulation, boredom, and stress captive cetaceans are subjected to, they often preform stereotypical behaviors including chewing on the metal gates and concrete walls of their tanks. While tooth wear does happen in the wild, it’s usually a much longer process that’s stretched out over a number of years as tooth wear is more commonly seen in older animals. - The photos above show the condition of Juno’s teeth. Belugas typically have around 34 conical-shaped teeth, made for grasping and tearing prey. Growth layer groups in the dentin of beluga teeth are widely used as indicators of age. At only 16-years-old, Juno’s teeth are flat and worn down to the gum line. I’d usually go more into detail about the severity of the animals rake marks, however in this case neither of them had any from what I could see. Then again Juno can’t rake Kela without teeth. - * Disclaimer: I went to gather information to provide both comparisons/contrasts to other aquariums/marine parks. Also to document the animals current living conditions and behavior, and to see what Mystic Aquarium presents to its guests. Smaller facilities deserve just as much attention and backlash as larger facilities like SeaWorld Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Photo: @cetacean.inspiration
#Repost @respectanimalrights with @get_repost
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A message from @donnamaria1961
This is Kiska. 
She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. 
She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. 
She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. 
Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. 
Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. 
I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. 
Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. 
Whale watching should only be done in a boat. 
To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. 
Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. 
Welcome to the Show 🎪
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Caption by @donnamaria1961 
Music by GaryJules - Mad World 
Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram
#kiska 
#marineland 
#marinelandcanada 
#niagarafalls 
#entertainment 
#friends 
#family 
#animallovers 
#animallover 
#bills203 
#canada 
#burlington 
#toronto 
#buffalo 
#newyork 
#hamilton 
#oakville 
#brantford 
#stcatharines 
#niagaraonthelake
#Repost  @respectanimalrights with @get_repost ・・・ A message from @donnamaria1961 This is Kiska. She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. Whale watching should only be done in a boat. To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. Welcome to the Show 🎪 _______________________________ Caption by @donnamaria1961 Music by GaryJules - Mad World Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram #kiska  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #entertainment  #friends  #family  #animallovers  #animallover  #bills203  #canada  #burlington  #toronto  #buffalo  #newyork  #hamilton  #oakville  #brantford  #stcatharines  #niagaraonthelake 
A message from @donnamaria1961
This is Kiska. 
She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. 
She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. 
She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. 
Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. 
Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. 
I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. 
Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. 
Whale watching should only be done in a boat. 
To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. 
Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. 
Welcome to the Show 🎪
_______________________________
Caption by @donnamaria1961 
Music by GaryJules - Mad World 
Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram
#kiska 
#marineland 
#marinelandcanada 
#niagarafalls 
#entertainment 
#friends 
#family 
#animallovers 
#animallover 
#bills203 
#canada 
#burlington 
#toronto 
#buffalo 
#newyork 
#hamilton 
#oakville 
#brantford 
#stcatharines 
#niagaraonthelake
A message from @donnamaria1961 This is Kiska. She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. Whale watching should only be done in a boat. To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. Welcome to the Show 🎪 _______________________________ Caption by @donnamaria1961 Music by GaryJules - Mad World Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram #kiska  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #entertainment  #friends  #family  #animallovers  #animallover  #bills203  #canada  #burlington  #toronto  #buffalo  #newyork  #hamilton  #oakville  #brantford  #stcatharines  #niagaraonthelake 
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 -  Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada 
Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970.
This is Canada 🇨🇦 Our winters are long and cold. 
The animals at Marineland are stored away for the winter just like you’d store your patio furniture or your Harley Davidson. 
The animals are treated like commodities. 
Not treated as living beings. 
The water quality is horrific. It’s green and highly chlorinated to the point where skin is coming off the marine mammals, and eyes have gone blind. 
Baker and Sandy, two sea lions find comfort in sticking their heads in buckets of water to find relief from the pain caused by the poor water quality. 
This is why it’s so important to keep fighting for their freedom and to never buy a ticket to further fund animal abuse. 
We need Bill S203 to become law in Canada. 
Marineland has 4 massive Graveyards on the property. They’re filled with the remains of the animals from over five decades who were dying to entertain us. 
____________________________
Caption @donnamaria1961 
Reporter Tony Risscotto Niagara News. 
Dolphin Show - Protest The Indignants 
Marineland March - Marineland Animal Defence. 
Remaining images- Credit to original. 
#marineland #marinelandcanada #niagarafalls #protest #canada #dontbuyaticket #captivitykills #kiska #love #family #friends #happy #everyonelovesmarineland #not #winter #closedfortheseason #dyingtoentertainyou #bills203 #thankyou #protesters follow ➡️ @vox.silentii #voxsilentii #vox.silentii #vox.silentii - #regrann
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 - Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970. This is Canada 🇨🇦 Our winters are long and cold. The animals at Marineland are stored away for the winter just like you’d store your patio furniture or your Harley Davidson. The animals are treated like commodities. Not treated as living beings. The water quality is horrific. It’s green and highly chlorinated to the point where skin is coming off the marine mammals, and eyes have gone blind. Baker and Sandy, two sea lions find comfort in sticking their heads in buckets of water to find relief from the pain caused by the poor water quality. This is why it’s so important to keep fighting for their freedom and to never buy a ticket to further fund animal abuse. We need Bill S203 to become law in Canada. Marineland has 4 massive Graveyards on the property. They’re filled with the remains of the animals from over five decades who were dying to entertain us. ____________________________ Caption @donnamaria1961 Reporter Tony Risscotto Niagara News. Dolphin Show - Protest The Indignants Marineland March - Marineland Animal Defence. Remaining images- Credit to original. #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #protest  #canada  #dontbuyaticket  #captivitykills  #kiska  #love  #family  #friends  #happy  #everyonelovesmarineland  #not  #winter  #closedfortheseason  #dyingtoentertainyou  #bills203  #thankyou  #protesters  follow ➡️ @vox.silentii #voxsilentii  #vox .silentii #vox .silentii - #regrann 
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 -  #Repost @inherentlywild
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Vomitting
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Life confined within four barren walls is inevitably boring, especially for highly intelligent predators. As a consequence, captive killer whales have been seen to regurgitate their food and play with it following feeding sessions. Although this may provide some stimulation, obsessive regurgitation can lead to health problems as the corrosiveness of stomach acid can damage the lining of the oesophagus as well as already worn teeth. According to John Hargrove, a former senior trainer, all of the orcas at SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and Marineland Antibes frequently regurgitated their food, to the point that it became a notable problem. Trainers at Marineland Antibes attempted to discourage the behaviour by mixing spiny mackerel (a fish with painful spikes) into their food to make regurgitation painful, and therefore less appealing. However, unwilling to give up their harmful habit, the orcas figured out how much spiny mackerel was in their food, when they ingested it, and when it was less painful to regurgitate it.
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Caption: @inherentlywild
Video: Milkdidmybodygood (YT)
#marinelandcanada #seaworld #loroparque #seaworldaus #usa #canada #france #australia #russia #captivitykills #emptythetanks #orca #killerwhale #friends #family #entertainment #live #love #freedom #respect #help - #regrann
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 - #Repost  @inherentlywild ・・・ Vomitting . Life confined within four barren walls is inevitably boring, especially for highly intelligent predators. As a consequence, captive killer whales have been seen to regurgitate their food and play with it following feeding sessions. Although this may provide some stimulation, obsessive regurgitation can lead to health problems as the corrosiveness of stomach acid can damage the lining of the oesophagus as well as already worn teeth. According to John Hargrove, a former senior trainer, all of the orcas at SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and Marineland Antibes frequently regurgitated their food, to the point that it became a notable problem. Trainers at Marineland Antibes attempted to discourage the behaviour by mixing spiny mackerel (a fish with painful spikes) into their food to make regurgitation painful, and therefore less appealing. However, unwilling to give up their harmful habit, the orcas figured out how much spiny mackerel was in their food, when they ingested it, and when it was less painful to regurgitate it. . Caption: @inherentlywild Video: Milkdidmybodygood (YT) #marinelandcanada  #seaworld  #loroparque  #seaworldaus  #usa  #canada  #france  #australia  #russia  #captivitykills  #emptythetanks  #orca  #killerwhale  #friends  #family  #entertainment  #live  #love  #freedom  #respect  #help  - #regrann 
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 -  Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada 
Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970.
This is Canada 🇨🇦 Our winters are long and cold. 
The animals at Marineland are stored away for the winter just like you’d store your patio furniture or your Harley Davidson. 
The animals are treated like commodities. 
Not treated as living beings. 
The water quality is horrific. It’s green and highly chlorinated to the point where skin is coming off the marine mammals, and eyes have gone blind. 
Baker and Sandy, two sea lions find comfort in sticking their heads in buckets of water to find relief from the pain caused by the poor water quality. 
This is why it’s so important to keep fighting for their freedom and to never buy a ticket to further fund animal abuse. 
We need Bill S203 to become law in Canada. 
Marineland has 4 massive Graveyards on the property. They’re filled with the remains of the animals from over five decades who were dying to entertain us. 
____________________________
Caption @donnamaria1961 
Reporter Tony Risscotto Niagara News. 
Dolphin Show - Protest The Indignants 
Marineland March - Marineland Animal Defence. 
Remaining images- Credit to original. 
#marineland #marinelandcanada #niagarafalls #protest #canada #dontbuyaticket #captivitykills #kiska #love #family #friends #happy #everyonelovesmarineland #not #winter #closedfortheseason #dyingtoentertainyou #bills203 #thankyou #protesters - #regrann
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 - Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970. This is Canada 🇨🇦 Our winters are long and cold. The animals at Marineland are stored away for the winter just like you’d store your patio furniture or your Harley Davidson. The animals are treated like commodities. Not treated as living beings. The water quality is horrific. It’s green and highly chlorinated to the point where skin is coming off the marine mammals, and eyes have gone blind. Baker and Sandy, two sea lions find comfort in sticking their heads in buckets of water to find relief from the pain caused by the poor water quality. This is why it’s so important to keep fighting for their freedom and to never buy a ticket to further fund animal abuse. We need Bill S203 to become law in Canada. Marineland has 4 massive Graveyards on the property. They’re filled with the remains of the animals from over five decades who were dying to entertain us. ____________________________ Caption @donnamaria1961 Reporter Tony Risscotto Niagara News. Dolphin Show - Protest The Indignants Marineland March - Marineland Animal Defence. Remaining images- Credit to original. #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #protest  #canada  #dontbuyaticket  #captivitykills  #kiska  #love  #family  #friends  #happy  #everyonelovesmarineland  #not  #winter  #closedfortheseason  #dyingtoentertainyou  #bills203  #thankyou  #protesters  - #regrann 
This is Kiska. 
She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. 
She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. 
She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. 
Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. 
Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. 
I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. 
Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. 
Whale watching should only be done in a boat. 
To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. 
Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. 
Welcome to the Show 🎪
_______________________________
Caption by @donnamaria1961 
Music by GaryJules - Mad World 
Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram
#Repost @donnamaria1961 with @get_repost
#kiska 
#marineland 
#marinelandcanada 
#niagarafalls 
#entertainment 
#friends 
#family 
#animallovers 
#animallover 
#bills203 
#canada 
#burlington 
#toronto 
#buffalo 
#newyork 
#hamilton 
#oakville 
#brantford 
#stcatharines 
#niagaraonthelake
This is Kiska. She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. Whale watching should only be done in a boat. To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. Welcome to the Show 🎪 _______________________________ Caption by @donnamaria1961 Music by GaryJules - Mad World Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram #Repost  @donnamaria1961 with @get_repost #kiska  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #entertainment  #friends  #family  #animallovers  #animallover  #bills203  #canada  #burlington  #toronto  #buffalo  #newyork  #hamilton  #oakville  #brantford  #stcatharines  #niagaraonthelake 
This is Kiska. 
She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. 
She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. 
She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. 
Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. 
Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. 
I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. 
Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. 
Whale watching should only be done in a boat. 
To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. 
Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. 
Welcome to the Show 🎪
_______________________________
Caption by @donnamaria1961 
Music by GaryJules - Mad World 
Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram
#kiska 
#marineland 
#marinelandcanada 
#niagarafalls 
#entertainment 
#friends 
#family 
#animallovers 
#animallover 
#bills203 
#canada 
#burlington 
#toronto 
#buffalo 
#newyork 
#hamilton 
#oakville 
#brantford 
#stcatharines 
#niagaraonthelake
This is Kiska. She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. Whale watching should only be done in a boat. To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. Welcome to the Show 🎪 _______________________________ Caption by @donnamaria1961 Music by GaryJules - Mad World Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram #kiska  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #entertainment  #friends  #family  #animallovers  #animallover  #bills203  #canada  #burlington  #toronto  #buffalo  #newyork  #hamilton  #oakville  #brantford  #stcatharines  #niagaraonthelake 
#Repost @donnamaria1961 with @get_repost
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This is Kiska. 
She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. 
She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. 
She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. 
Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. 
Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. 
I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. 
Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. 
Whale watching should only be done in a boat. 
To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. 
Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. 
Welcome to the Show 🎪
_______________________________
Caption by @donnamaria1961 
Music by GaryJules - Mad World 
Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram
#kiska 
#marineland 
#marinelandcanada 
#niagarafalls 
#entertainment 
#friends 
#family 
#animallovers 
#animallover 
#bills203 
#canada 
#burlington 
#toronto 
#buffalo 
#newyork 
#hamilton 
#oakville 
#brantford 
#stcatharines 
#niagaraonthelake
#Repost  @donnamaria1961 with @get_repost ・・・ This is Kiska. She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. Whale watching should only be done in a boat. To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. Welcome to the Show 🎪 _______________________________ Caption by @donnamaria1961 Music by GaryJules - Mad World Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram #kiska  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #entertainment  #friends  #family  #animallovers  #animallover  #bills203  #canada  #burlington  #toronto  #buffalo  #newyork  #hamilton  #oakville  #brantford  #stcatharines  #niagaraonthelake 
#Repost @donnamaria1961 with @get_repost
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This is Kiska. 
She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. 
She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. 
She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. 
Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. 
Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. 
I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. 
Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. 
Whale watching should only be done in a boat. 
To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. 
Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. 
Welcome to the Show 🎪
_______________________________
Caption by @donnamaria1961 
Music by GaryJules - Mad World 
Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram
#kiska 
#marineland 
#marinelandcanada 
#niagarafalls 
#entertainment 
#friends 
#family 
#animallovers 
#animallover 
#bills203 
#canada 
#burlington 
#toronto 
#buffalo 
#newyork 
#hamilton 
#oakville 
#brantford 
#stcatharines 
#niagaraonthelake #madworld
#Repost  @donnamaria1961 with @get_repost ・・・ This is Kiska. She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. Whale watching should only be done in a boat. To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. Welcome to the Show 🎪 _______________________________ Caption by @donnamaria1961 Music by GaryJules - Mad World Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram #kiska  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #entertainment  #friends  #family  #animallovers  #animallover  #bills203  #canada  #burlington  #toronto  #buffalo  #newyork  #hamilton  #oakville  #brantford  #stcatharines  #niagaraonthelake  #madworld 
Pacific White-Sided dolphins - May
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The PWSD of SeaWorld San Antonio perform alongside the belugas, including performing water works such as dorsal tows and human hurdles.
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1: Hailey
2: Avalon
3: Avalon - you can see a sore where her right pectoral fin (lower on this photo) meets her body
4: Avalon beached on a slideout
5: Ohana (left) and Avalon (right) - Ohana’s rostrum is oddly squashed and it is unknown whether she was born that way or if it occurred because of the tiny pool in which she spent the first 12 years of her life
6: Betty in the medical pool in the back. This photo was taken during the same tour in which I acquired the photos of Tyonek. The pool itself was maybe 5 feet long and did not look deeper than 6 feet (and I’m being very generous with those dimensions).
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Betty is a 38+ year old female who was captured from the coast of California on January 22, 1980. She was sent to SeaWorld San Diego until the early 1990s where she was sent to San Antonio. Once there, she gave birth to 2 calves: a female named Hailey (born 1999, sired by Jump-Jump) and Jet (born 2003, died 2004, sired by Arrow who lives at Kamogawa Sea World in Japan... a facility that utilized drive hunt dolphins until a few years ago when JAZA told them to stop if they wanted to stay in JAZA).
Avalon is a 19 year old female who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Catalina and Jump-Jump on July 18, 1999. YES! SeaWorld allowed Catalina to breed with her own father!
Hailey is a 19 year old female who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Betty and Jump-Jump on August 28, 1999. 
Ohana is a 12 year old female who was born at Miami SeaQuarium to Loke and Li’i on August 12, 2006. In late April/early May 2018 she was transferred from Miami SeaQuarium.
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All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas)
Photos were taken on May 11, 2018
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#animalrights #anticap #blackfish #beneaththesurface #beauty #boycottseaworld #captivitykills #captivitysucks #deathatseaworld #dontbuyaticket #emptythetanks #freewilly #keiko #killerwhales #loroparque  #marineland #wildlife #marinelandcanada #oneocean #orcas #orcaocean #procap #seaworld #seaworldcares #shamu #thanksbutnotanks #thecove #wildanimals
Pacific White-Sided dolphins - May - The PWSD of SeaWorld San Antonio perform alongside the belugas, including performing water works such as dorsal tows and human hurdles. - 1: Hailey 2: Avalon 3: Avalon - you can see a sore where her right pectoral fin (lower on this photo) meets her body 4: Avalon beached on a slideout 5: Ohana (left) and Avalon (right) - Ohana’s rostrum is oddly squashed and it is unknown whether she was born that way or if it occurred because of the tiny pool in which she spent the first 12 years of her life 6: Betty in the medical pool in the back. This photo was taken during the same tour in which I acquired the photos of Tyonek. The pool itself was maybe 5 feet long and did not look deeper than 6 feet (and I’m being very generous with those dimensions). - Betty is a 38+ year old female who was captured from the coast of California on January 22, 1980. She was sent to SeaWorld San Diego until the early 1990s where she was sent to San Antonio. Once there, she gave birth to 2 calves: a female named Hailey (born 1999, sired by Jump-Jump) and Jet (born 2003, died 2004, sired by Arrow who lives at Kamogawa Sea World in Japan... a facility that utilized drive hunt dolphins until a few years ago when JAZA told them to stop if they wanted to stay in JAZA). Avalon is a 19 year old female who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Catalina and Jump-Jump on July 18, 1999. YES! SeaWorld allowed Catalina to breed with her own father! Hailey is a 19 year old female who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Betty and Jump-Jump on August 28, 1999. Ohana is a 12 year old female who was born at Miami SeaQuarium to Loke and Li’i on August 12, 2006. In late April/early May 2018 she was transferred from Miami SeaQuarium. - All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas) Photos were taken on May 11, 2018 - #animalrights  #anticap  #blackfish  #beneaththesurface  #beauty  #boycottseaworld  #captivitykills  #captivitysucks  #deathatseaworld  #dontbuyaticket  #emptythetanks  #freewilly  #keiko  #killerwhales  #loroparque  #marineland  #wildlife  #marinelandcanada  #oneocean  #orcas  #orcaocean  #procap  #seaworld  #seaworldcares  #shamu  #thanksbutnotanks  #thecove  #wildanimals 
Pacific White-Sided dolphins - April
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The PWSD of SeaWorld San Antonio perform alongside the belugas, including performing water works such as dorsal tows and human hurdles.
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The first 2 photos are of Avalon and show the rubbed off skin of her rostrum as well as some rakes on her flank near her birthmark. Photo 3 is of her performing a “human hurdle”, and 4 is of her doing a “tail walk” with Catalina. Unbeknownst to me, this would be the last time I saw Catalina. Within the month between this trip and the May trip, she would be traded with female Ohana from Miami SeaQuarium. This was done for breeding, and breeding only. The United States PWSD population is split into 2 very small bloodlines. In fact, out of the 6 males in the U.S., Ohana can ONLY mate with Bolt (photo 6) as the other 5 are her father, full brother, and 3 half brothers. At least Ohana got a tank upgrade with her move! Catalina, on the other hand, was moved from the only home she’s know for 24 years, to share a much tinier pool with PWSD she doesn’t know, and a KILLER WHALE, a species she has never seen. Lolita and her PWSD “pod” do not always get along. The dolphins harass her, and she snaps at them. The fact SeaWorld deemed Miami SeaQuarium a suitable place to send one of their animals truly shows they care more about making more calves, more profit, than animal welfare.
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Hailey (photo 5) is Betty’s (photos 7-9) first calf and only daughter. She is easily identified by her birthmark above/around her left pectoral fin.
Betty is the only wild caught PWSD at San Antonio, and is the easiest to ID because she is so much darker than the others. As you can see in the photos of her, she has several strange markings on her sides, including some that look like sores. She also has a brand mark on her, as she was captured in 1980 when SeaWorld still branded all of their animals in order to tell them apart. 
Unlike the other 4 PWSD, Betty is not always in the show, and if she is it’s usually for only 1 “segment”.
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The last photo is of 4 of the 5 PWSD from left to right: Bolt, Avalon, Hailey and Catalina.
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Pacific White-Sided dolphins - April - The PWSD of SeaWorld San Antonio perform alongside the belugas, including performing water works such as dorsal tows and human hurdles. - The first 2 photos are of Avalon and show the rubbed off skin of her rostrum as well as some rakes on her flank near her birthmark. Photo 3 is of her performing a “human hurdle”, and 4 is of her doing a “tail walk” with Catalina. Unbeknownst to me, this would be the last time I saw Catalina. Within the month between this trip and the May trip, she would be traded with female Ohana from Miami SeaQuarium. This was done for breeding, and breeding only. The United States PWSD population is split into 2 very small bloodlines. In fact, out of the 6 males in the U.S., Ohana can ONLY mate with Bolt (photo 6) as the other 5 are her father, full brother, and 3 half brothers. At least Ohana got a tank upgrade with her move! Catalina, on the other hand, was moved from the only home she’s know for 24 years, to share a much tinier pool with PWSD she doesn’t know, and a KILLER WHALE, a species she has never seen. Lolita and her PWSD “pod” do not always get along. The dolphins harass her, and she snaps at them. The fact SeaWorld deemed Miami SeaQuarium a suitable place to send one of their animals truly shows they care more about making more calves, more profit, than animal welfare. - Hailey (photo 5) is Betty’s (photos 7-9) first calf and only daughter. She is easily identified by her birthmark above/around her left pectoral fin. Betty is the only wild caught PWSD at San Antonio, and is the easiest to ID because she is so much darker than the others. As you can see in the photos of her, she has several strange markings on her sides, including some that look like sores. She also has a brand mark on her, as she was captured in 1980 when SeaWorld still branded all of their animals in order to tell them apart. Unlike the other 4 PWSD, Betty is not always in the show, and if she is it’s usually for only 1 “segment”. - The last photo is of 4 of the 5 PWSD from left to right: Bolt, Avalon, Hailey and Catalina. - CONTINUED BELOW
#dontbuyaticket 😢  Repost @donnamaria1961 ・・・
This is Kiska. 
She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. 
She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. 
She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. 
Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. 
Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. 
I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. 
Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. 
Whale watching should only be done in a boat. 
To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. 
Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. 
Welcome to the Show 🎪
_______________________________
Caption by @donnamaria1961 
Music by GaryJules - Mad World 
Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram
#kiska 
#marineland 
#marinelandcanada 
#niagarafalls 
#entertainment 
#friends 
#family 
#animallovers 
#animallover 
#bills203 
#canada 
#burlington 
#toronto 
#buffalo 
#newyork 
#hamilton 
#oakville 
#brantford 
#stcatharines 
#niagaraonthelake
#dontbuyaticket  😢 Repost @donnamaria1961 ・・・ This is Kiska. She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. Whale watching should only be done in a boat. To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. Welcome to the Show 🎪 _______________________________ Caption by @donnamaria1961 Music by GaryJules - Mad World Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram #kiska  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #entertainment  #friends  #family  #animallovers  #animallover  #bills203  #canada  #burlington  #toronto  #buffalo  #newyork  #hamilton  #oakville  #brantford  #stcatharines  #niagaraonthelake 
Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada 
Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970.
This is Canada 🇨🇦 Our winters are long and cold. 
The animals at Marineland are stored away for the winter just like you’d store your patio furniture or your Harley Davidson. 
The animals are treated like commodities. 
Not treated as living beings. 
The water quality is horrific. It’s green and highly chlorinated to the point where skin is coming off the marine mammals, and eyes have gone blind. 
Baker and Sandy, two sea lions find comfort in sticking their heads in buckets of water to find relief from the pain caused by the poor water quality. 
This is why it’s so important to keep fighting for their freedom and to never buy a ticket to further fund animal abuse. 
We need Bill S203 to become law in Canada. 
Marineland has 4 massive Graveyards on the property. They’re filled with the remains of the animals from over five decades who were dying to entertain us. 
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Caption @donnamaria1961 
Reporter Tony Risscotto Niagara News. 
Dolphin Show - Protest The Indignants 
Marineland March - Marineland Animal Defence. 
Remaining images- Credit to original. 
#marineland #marinelandcanada #niagarafalls #protest #canada #dontbuyaticket #captivitykills #kiska #love #family #friends #happy #everyonelovesmarineland #not #winter #closedfortheseason #dyingtoentertainyou #bills203 #thankyou #protesters
Marineland / Niagara Falls / Canada Protesters have been trying to shut this down since 1970. This is Canada 🇨🇦 Our winters are long and cold. The animals at Marineland are stored away for the winter just like you’d store your patio furniture or your Harley Davidson. The animals are treated like commodities. Not treated as living beings. The water quality is horrific. It’s green and highly chlorinated to the point where skin is coming off the marine mammals, and eyes have gone blind. Baker and Sandy, two sea lions find comfort in sticking their heads in buckets of water to find relief from the pain caused by the poor water quality. This is why it’s so important to keep fighting for their freedom and to never buy a ticket to further fund animal abuse. We need Bill S203 to become law in Canada. Marineland has 4 massive Graveyards on the property. They’re filled with the remains of the animals from over five decades who were dying to entertain us. ____________________________ Caption @donnamaria1961 Reporter Tony Risscotto Niagara News. Dolphin Show - Protest The Indignants Marineland March - Marineland Animal Defence. Remaining images- Credit to original. #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #protest  #canada  #dontbuyaticket  #captivitykills  #kiska  #love  #family  #friends  #happy  #everyonelovesmarineland  #not  #winter  #closedfortheseason  #dyingtoentertainyou  #bills203  #thankyou  #protesters 
This is Kiska. 
She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. 
She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. 
She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. 
Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. 
Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. 
I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. 
Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. 
Whale watching should only be done in a boat. 
To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. 
Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. 
Welcome to the Show 🎪
_______________________________
Caption by @donnamaria1961 
Music by GaryJules - Mad World 
Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram
#kiska 
#marineland 
#marinelandcanada 
#niagarafalls 
#entertainment 
#friends 
#family 
#animallovers 
#animallover 
#bills203 
#canada 
#burlington 
#toronto 
#buffalo 
#newyork 
#hamilton 
#oakville 
#brantford 
#stcatharines 
#niagaraonthelake
This is Kiska. She is the only Orca to live in solitary confinement in the world. She has been at Marineland Niagara Falls, Canada since 1979. Almost 40 years in a pool. All five of her calf’s died as she witnessed their suffering, death, and the removal of each of her babies from the pool she floats in. She’s had numerous health issues but shes still fighting for her life. Kiska is merely a floating lifeless pool ornament for people to gawk at. Canada’s new bill s203 will either further victimize her, or send her to a seaside sanctuary. I pray she doesn’t die in this dump like all five of her calf’s died. Please never buy a ticket to watch animals suffer in captivity. Whale watching should only be done in a boat. To Kiska, I’m sure she feels like she’s lived in a very very mad world. Stolen from Icelandic waters from her mothers side. Never to see her again. Welcome to the Show 🎪 _______________________________ Caption by @donnamaria1961 Music by GaryJules - Mad World Video credit to original downloaded from YouTube via Tube2Gram #kiska  #marineland  #marinelandcanada  #niagarafalls  #entertainment  #friends  #family  #animallovers  #animallover  #bills203  #canada  #burlington  #toronto  #buffalo  #newyork  #hamilton  #oakville  #brantford  #stcatharines  #niagaraonthelake 
#Repost @inherentlywild
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Vomitting
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Life confined within four barren walls is inevitably boring, especially for highly intelligent predators. As a consequence, captive killer whales have been seen to regurgitate their food and play with it following feeding sessions. Although this may provide some stimulation, obsessive regurgitation can lead to health problems as the corrosiveness of stomach acid can damage the lining of the oesophagus as well as already worn teeth. According to John Hargrove, a former senior trainer, all of the orcas at SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and Marineland Antibes frequently regurgitated their food, to the point that it became a notable problem. Trainers at Marineland Antibes attempted to discourage the behaviour by mixing spiny mackerel (a fish with painful spikes) into their food to make regurgitation painful, and therefore less appealing. However, unwilling to give up their harmful habit, the orcas figured out how much spiny mackerel was in their food, when they ingested it, and when it was less painful to regurgitate it.
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Caption: @inherentlywild
Video: Milkdidmybodygood (YT)
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#Repost  @inherentlywild ・・・ Vomitting . Life confined within four barren walls is inevitably boring, especially for highly intelligent predators. As a consequence, captive killer whales have been seen to regurgitate their food and play with it following feeding sessions. Although this may provide some stimulation, obsessive regurgitation can lead to health problems as the corrosiveness of stomach acid can damage the lining of the oesophagus as well as already worn teeth. According to John Hargrove, a former senior trainer, all of the orcas at SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and Marineland Antibes frequently regurgitated their food, to the point that it became a notable problem. Trainers at Marineland Antibes attempted to discourage the behaviour by mixing spiny mackerel (a fish with painful spikes) into their food to make regurgitation painful, and therefore less appealing. However, unwilling to give up their harmful habit, the orcas figured out how much spiny mackerel was in their food, when they ingested it, and when it was less painful to regurgitate it. . Caption: @inherentlywild Video: Milkdidmybodygood (YT) #marinelandcanada  #seaworld  #loroparque  #seaworldaus  #usa  #canada  #france  #australia  #russia  #captivitykills  #emptythetanks  #orca  #killerwhale  #friends  #family  #entertainment  #live  #love  #freedom  #respect  #help 
Mystic Aquarium
8/26/18
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Beluga behavior:
(First half of the day)
For the first half of the day Kela, Mystic Aquarium’s 35 year old female beluga who was captured in 1985, stayed in the far side of the pool logging. Juno, a 15 year old male beluga who was born at Marineland Canada, interacted with the guests at the glass for nearly the entire day. While at the glass, Juno displayed some aggressive behaviors such as lunging and jaw-popping, specifically at children. There are numerous videos of Juno jaw-popping at the guests, which makes it seem like this is a pattern in behavior. The tapping and pounding on the glass is nearly constant, with visitors not knowing that it can be aggravating and stressful for the animals. In 2014, a video went viral of Juno jaw-popping at a group of children at the glass (same behavior shown in the videos above). Dr. Lori Marino, a beluga behavior specialist with The Kimmela Center, responded to the video stating “Absolutely definitely aggression. The open mouth and posturing are typical of the way cetaceans express aggression. I've seen a lot in captivity in the very same circumstances.”
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(Second half of the day)
Kela was a bit more active during the second half of the day, swimming laps around the pool and interacting her trainers. Juno continued to swim past the glass, occasionally stopping to either interact with someone or jaw-pop at a child. Video 1 is made up of 4 different clips of Juno jaw-popping at a group of children taking pictures with him at the glass. Video 2 shows Juno chasing Kela around the pool, resulting in Kela swimming into the medical pool to avoid Juno. Video 3 shows Juno logging at the surface. Something notable is that almost every time Kela came relatively close to the glass, her eyes were closed.
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* Disclaimer: I went to gather information to provide both comparisons/contrasts to other aquariums/marine parks. Also to document the animals current living conditions and behavior, and to see what Mystic Aquarium presents to its guests. Smaller facilities deserve just as much attention and criticism as larger facilities like SeaWorld.
Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Video: @cetacean.inspiration
Mystic Aquarium 8/26/18 - Beluga behavior: (First half of the day) For the first half of the day Kela, Mystic Aquarium’s 35 year old female beluga who was captured in 1985, stayed in the far side of the pool logging. Juno, a 15 year old male beluga who was born at Marineland Canada, interacted with the guests at the glass for nearly the entire day. While at the glass, Juno displayed some aggressive behaviors such as lunging and jaw-popping, specifically at children. There are numerous videos of Juno jaw-popping at the guests, which makes it seem like this is a pattern in behavior. The tapping and pounding on the glass is nearly constant, with visitors not knowing that it can be aggravating and stressful for the animals. In 2014, a video went viral of Juno jaw-popping at a group of children at the glass (same behavior shown in the videos above). Dr. Lori Marino, a beluga behavior specialist with The Kimmela Center, responded to the video stating “Absolutely definitely aggression. The open mouth and posturing are typical of the way cetaceans express aggression. I've seen a lot in captivity in the very same circumstances.” - (Second half of the day) Kela was a bit more active during the second half of the day, swimming laps around the pool and interacting her trainers. Juno continued to swim past the glass, occasionally stopping to either interact with someone or jaw-pop at a child. Video 1 is made up of 4 different clips of Juno jaw-popping at a group of children taking pictures with him at the glass. Video 2 shows Juno chasing Kela around the pool, resulting in Kela swimming into the medical pool to avoid Juno. Video 3 shows Juno logging at the surface. Something notable is that almost every time Kela came relatively close to the glass, her eyes were closed. - * Disclaimer: I went to gather information to provide both comparisons/contrasts to other aquariums/marine parks. Also to document the animals current living conditions and behavior, and to see what Mystic Aquarium presents to its guests. Smaller facilities deserve just as much attention and criticism as larger facilities like SeaWorld. Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Video: @cetacean.inspiration
#repost @peta URGENT: Animal in Canada need your help🐬🐳 The Canadian Senate just voted to ban dolphins and whales in captivity, but it won’t be official unless the House of Commons votes to pass it. Share this image if you want Canada’s House of Commons to sign this into a law!
#repost  @peta URGENT: Animal in Canada need your help🐬🐳 The Canadian Senate just voted to ban dolphins and whales in captivity, but it won’t be official unless the House of Commons votes to pass it. Share this image if you want Canada’s House of Commons to sign this into a law!
Tyonek
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I decided to go on the Beluga Tour in order to get photos of Tyonek, the young beluga who was rescued by the Alaska SeaLife Center on September 30, 2017.
While we were at the back pools (which you can’t see from the show pool) Tyonek spent his time interacting with a trainer, rather than with the other belugas in the pool.
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Tyonek is a member of the endangered Cook Inlet beluga population and is the first rescued member of that population to survive. When he was rescued at less than one month old, his mother was nowhere to be found meaning she either abandoned/lost him or she died.
After his rescue at the end of September, he was rehabilitated at ASLC for just over 5 months before being deemed non-releasable due to his very young age and a collapsed lung. Were his lung to collapse again in the wild, he would at best not be able to dive and at worst die.
SeaWorld San Antonio was chosen as his new “home” due to the number of calves and adult females at the park. Innik is the exact same age as Tyonek, and Kenai is only one year older. 
Regardless, all marine parks in the United States will benefit from Tyonek reaching reproductive age... IF he reaches reproductive age, which is around ~15 years old (according to NOAA). He, or at the very least his reproductive material, will be shipped around the country to put some fresh blood back in the U.S. beluga breeding pool.
Belugas historically do not reproduce well in captivity, nor do most calves born live to the average life expectancy: 35-50 years depending on the population.
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All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas)
Photos were taken on May 11, 2018
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Tyonek - I decided to go on the Beluga Tour in order to get photos of Tyonek, the young beluga who was rescued by the Alaska SeaLife Center on September 30, 2017. While we were at the back pools (which you can’t see from the show pool) Tyonek spent his time interacting with a trainer, rather than with the other belugas in the pool. - Tyonek is a member of the endangered Cook Inlet beluga population and is the first rescued member of that population to survive. When he was rescued at less than one month old, his mother was nowhere to be found meaning she either abandoned/lost him or she died. After his rescue at the end of September, he was rehabilitated at ASLC for just over 5 months before being deemed non-releasable due to his very young age and a collapsed lung. Were his lung to collapse again in the wild, he would at best not be able to dive and at worst die. SeaWorld San Antonio was chosen as his new “home” due to the number of calves and adult females at the park. Innik is the exact same age as Tyonek, and Kenai is only one year older. Regardless, all marine parks in the United States will benefit from Tyonek reaching reproductive age... IF he reaches reproductive age, which is around ~15 years old (according to NOAA). He, or at the very least his reproductive material, will be shipped around the country to put some fresh blood back in the U.S. beluga breeding pool. Belugas historically do not reproduce well in captivity, nor do most calves born live to the average life expectancy: 35-50 years depending on the population. - All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas) Photos were taken on May 11, 2018 - #animalrights  #anticap  #blackfish  #beneaththesurface  #beauty  #boycottseaworld  #captivitykills  #captivitysucks  #deathatseaworld  #dontbuyaticket  #emptythetanks  #freewilly  #keiko  #killerwhales  #loroparque  #marineland  #marinelandantibes  #marinelandcanada  #oneocean  #orcas  #orcaocean  #procap  #seaworld  #seaworldcares  #shamu  #thanksbutnotanks  #thecove  #wildanimals  #wildlife 
Repost @donnamaria1961 🇨🇦
#Repost @animaljustice_
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HUGE WIN FOR WHALES! 🐋🐬🐳
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Canada’s Senate just passed a groundbreaking new bill that would BAN keeping whales & dolphins in captivity. This was a long time coming! Despite wide public support, pro-aquarium senators managed to instruct and delay the legislation from reaching a vote. At long last, the Senate was able to approve this critical legislation!
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It’s now halfway to becoming the law in Canada. The bill moves to the House of Commons next where it will be debated and voted on by Members of Parliament.
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Thank you to the many thousands of compassionate people who spoke up for whales & dolphins and encouraged the Senate to do the right thing. It’s no longer acceptable to confine these amazing animals in tiny concrete tanks—they deserve to swim free in the ocean.
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Please join us in celebrating this incredible victory for animals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
#animalsarenotentertainment 
#boycott
#marinelandcanada 
#canada 
#almostthere 
#petition 
#support 
#freedom 
#thankyou 
#canadian 
#kiska 
#seasidesanctuary 
#emptythetanks 
#niagarafalls 
#vancouveraquarium 
#belugawhale 
#orcas 
#dolphins 
#cetaceans 
#dontbuyaticket 
#justintrudeau 
#bills203
Repost @donnamaria1961 🇨🇦 #Repost  @animaljustice_ ・・・ HUGE WIN FOR WHALES! 🐋🐬🐳 . Canada’s Senate just passed a groundbreaking new bill that would BAN keeping whales & dolphins in captivity. This was a long time coming! Despite wide public support, pro-aquarium senators managed to instruct and delay the legislation from reaching a vote. At long last, the Senate was able to approve this critical legislation! . It’s now halfway to becoming the law in Canada. The bill moves to the House of Commons next where it will be debated and voted on by Members of Parliament. . Thank you to the many thousands of compassionate people who spoke up for whales & dolphins and encouraged the Senate to do the right thing. It’s no longer acceptable to confine these amazing animals in tiny concrete tanks—they deserve to swim free in the ocean. . Please join us in celebrating this incredible victory for animals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #animalsarenotentertainment  #boycott  #marinelandcanada  #canada  #almostthere  #petition  #support  #freedom  #thankyou  #canadian  #kiska  #seasidesanctuary  #emptythetanks  #niagarafalls  #vancouveraquarium  #belugawhale  #orcas  #dolphins  #cetaceans  #dontbuyaticket  #justintrudeau  #bills203 
Belugas - May
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The San Antonio belugas are the only ones out of the 3 SeaWorld parks that perform in shows along with doing swim with programs.
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The first 2 photos show trainers doing waterworks with 2 year old Kenai (1) and Oliver (2). The next 2 photos show Samson and Kenai’s mother Luna on the slideout. 
Photos 5-10 are from the back pools:
5 and 6 show Imaq sliding out into a shallow area of the pool, and his flukes.
7-9 show Crissy and her newest calf Innik, who was born last year.
The last photo is of Samson, primarily showing how poor his teeth are. Belugas only have around 34 teeth, and Samson’s are pretty bad for only being 5 years old.
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Crissy is a 30+ year old female who was captured on July 16, 1988 in Hudson Bay. She was sent to SeaWorld San Antonio until 1995 when she was transferred to SeaWorld Orlando. She returned to Texas in 1998, where she has since given birth to 6 calves. Her oldest calf, a female named Whisper, was born in 1999 and was sent to the Orlando park in 2010. Crissy then had a stillborn in 2006, followed by a rare pair of twins in 2009. The first twin, a female named Bella, lived for 4 years. The other twin was stillborn. In 2013, she gave birth to a female named Stella, who died in 2015. Her latest calf is male Innik who was born on September 17, 2017.
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Imaq is a 31 year old male who was captured on August 12, 1990 in Hudson Bay. He was then transferred to Vancouver Aquarium where he sired 3 calves: Tuvaq (born 2002, died 2005), Tiqa (born 2008, died 2011) and Nala (born 2009, died 2010). Imaq was later moved to San Antonio in 2011, where he has sired 5 more calves. In July 2013, Crissy and Luna both gave birth to calves sired by Imaq: Stella (July 26) and Samson (July 9) respectively. Stella later died at 2 years old. In 2015, Martha gave birth to a female calf that only lived for a month. Luna then gave birth to Kenai in 2016, followed by Crissy giving birth to Innik in 2017.
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Luna is an 18 year old female who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Martina and Luke on July 24, 2000. She has given birth to 3 calves: Atla (2010), Samson (2013) and Kenai (2016). Atla was moved to the San Diego park in 2014.
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Belugas - May - The San Antonio belugas are the only ones out of the 3 SeaWorld parks that perform in shows along with doing swim with programs. - The first 2 photos show trainers doing waterworks with 2 year old Kenai (1) and Oliver (2). The next 2 photos show Samson and Kenai’s mother Luna on the slideout. Photos 5-10 are from the back pools: 5 and 6 show Imaq sliding out into a shallow area of the pool, and his flukes. 7-9 show Crissy and her newest calf Innik, who was born last year. The last photo is of Samson, primarily showing how poor his teeth are. Belugas only have around 34 teeth, and Samson’s are pretty bad for only being 5 years old. - Crissy is a 30+ year old female who was captured on July 16, 1988 in Hudson Bay. She was sent to SeaWorld San Antonio until 1995 when she was transferred to SeaWorld Orlando. She returned to Texas in 1998, where she has since given birth to 6 calves. Her oldest calf, a female named Whisper, was born in 1999 and was sent to the Orlando park in 2010. Crissy then had a stillborn in 2006, followed by a rare pair of twins in 2009. The first twin, a female named Bella, lived for 4 years. The other twin was stillborn. In 2013, she gave birth to a female named Stella, who died in 2015. Her latest calf is male Innik who was born on September 17, 2017. - Imaq is a 31 year old male who was captured on August 12, 1990 in Hudson Bay. He was then transferred to Vancouver Aquarium where he sired 3 calves: Tuvaq (born 2002, died 2005), Tiqa (born 2008, died 2011) and Nala (born 2009, died 2010). Imaq was later moved to San Antonio in 2011, where he has sired 5 more calves. In July 2013, Crissy and Luna both gave birth to calves sired by Imaq: Stella (July 26) and Samson (July 9) respectively. Stella later died at 2 years old. In 2015, Martha gave birth to a female calf that only lived for a month. Luna then gave birth to Kenai in 2016, followed by Crissy giving birth to Innik in 2017. - Luna is an 18 year old female who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Martina and Luke on July 24, 2000. She has given birth to 3 calves: Atla (2010), Samson (2013) and Kenai (2016). Atla was moved to the San Diego park in 2014. - CONTINUED BELOW
Belugas - April
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Out of the 10 belugas at San Antonio, the same 3 belugas performed in both shows that day. 
Those are Martha (captured in 1988), Oliver (born in 2007), and Samson (born in 2013).
The San Antonio belugas are the only ones out of the 3 SeaWorld parks that perform in shows along with doing swim with programs.
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In photos 1-5 you can see trainers performing waterworks with Samson (1-4) and Oliver (5).
Photos 6-8 show Oliver (foreground) and Samson (background) up on the slideout. You can see rakes on Oliver’s back and several scratches near Samson’s eye.
Photo 9 is of Martha on the slideout.
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Martha is a 30+ year old female who was captured on July 17, 1988 in Hudson Bay. Later that month she was transferred to San Antonio. She has given birth to 4 calves, all of which are dead. Her 1993 calf lived for 2 months; her 1995 daughter lived for 3 years; the 2000 calf died at some time in 2000 (possibly a miscarriage or stillborn); and her last calf, a daughter in 2015, only lived for 1 month.
Oliver is an 11 year old male who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Martina and Nanuq on June 23, 2007.
Samson is a 5 year old male who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Luna and Imaq on July 9, 2013.
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All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas)
Photos were taken on April 12, 2018
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Belugas - April - Out of the 10 belugas at San Antonio, the same 3 belugas performed in both shows that day. Those are Martha (captured in 1988), Oliver (born in 2007), and Samson (born in 2013). The San Antonio belugas are the only ones out of the 3 SeaWorld parks that perform in shows along with doing swim with programs. - In photos 1-5 you can see trainers performing waterworks with Samson (1-4) and Oliver (5). Photos 6-8 show Oliver (foreground) and Samson (background) up on the slideout. You can see rakes on Oliver’s back and several scratches near Samson’s eye. Photo 9 is of Martha on the slideout. - Martha is a 30+ year old female who was captured on July 17, 1988 in Hudson Bay. Later that month she was transferred to San Antonio. She has given birth to 4 calves, all of which are dead. Her 1993 calf lived for 2 months; her 1995 daughter lived for 3 years; the 2000 calf died at some time in 2000 (possibly a miscarriage or stillborn); and her last calf, a daughter in 2015, only lived for 1 month. Oliver is an 11 year old male who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Martina and Nanuq on June 23, 2007. Samson is a 5 year old male who was born at SeaWorld San Antonio to Luna and Imaq on July 9, 2013. - All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas) Photos were taken on April 12, 2018 - #animalrights  #anticap  #blackfish  #beneaththesurface  #beauty  #boycottseaworld  #captivitykills  #captivitysucks  #deathatseaworld  #dontbuyaticket  #emptythetanks  #freewilly  #keiko  #killerwhales  #loroparque  #marineland  #marinelandantibes  #marinelandcanada  #oneocean  #orcas  #orcaocean  #procap  #seaworld  #seaworldcares  #shamu  #thanksbutnotanks  #thecove  #wildanimals  #wildlife 
#Repost @donnamaria1961
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#Repost @animaljustice_
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HUGE WIN FOR WHALES! 🐋🐬🐳
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Canada’s Senate just passed a groundbreaking new bill that would BAN keeping whales & dolphins in captivity. This was a long time coming! Despite wide public support, pro-aquarium senators managed to instruct and delay the legislation from reaching a vote. At long last, the Senate was able to approve this critical legislation!
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It’s now halfway to becoming the law in Canada. The bill moves to the House of Commons next where it will be debated and voted on by Members of Parliament.
.
Thank you to the many thousands of compassionate people who spoke up for whales & dolphins and encouraged the Senate to do the right thing. It’s no longer acceptable to confine these amazing animals in tiny concrete tanks—they deserve to swim free in the ocean.
.
Please join us in celebrating this incredible victory for animals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
#animalsarenotentertainment 
#boycott
#marinelandcanada 
#canada 
#almostthere 
#petition 
#support 
#freedom 
#thankyou 
#canadian 
#kiska 
#seasidesanctuary 
#emptythetanks 
#niagarafalls 
#vancouveraquarium 
#belugawhale 
#orcas 
#dolphins 
#cetaceans 
#dontbuyaticket 
#justintrudeau 
#bills203
#Repost  @donnamaria1961 ・・・ 🇨🇦 #Repost  @animaljustice_ ・・・ HUGE WIN FOR WHALES! 🐋🐬🐳 . Canada’s Senate just passed a groundbreaking new bill that would BAN keeping whales & dolphins in captivity. This was a long time coming! Despite wide public support, pro-aquarium senators managed to instruct and delay the legislation from reaching a vote. At long last, the Senate was able to approve this critical legislation! . It’s now halfway to becoming the law in Canada. The bill moves to the House of Commons next where it will be debated and voted on by Members of Parliament. . Thank you to the many thousands of compassionate people who spoke up for whales & dolphins and encouraged the Senate to do the right thing. It’s no longer acceptable to confine these amazing animals in tiny concrete tanks—they deserve to swim free in the ocean. . Please join us in celebrating this incredible victory for animals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #animalsarenotentertainment  #boycott  #marinelandcanada  #canada  #almostthere  #petition  #support  #freedom  #thankyou  #canadian  #kiska  #seasidesanctuary  #emptythetanks  #niagarafalls  #vancouveraquarium  #belugawhale  #orcas  #dolphins  #cetaceans  #dontbuyaticket  #justintrudeau  #bills203 
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 - 🇨🇦
#Repost @animaljustice_
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HUGE WIN FOR WHALES! 🐋🐬🐳
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Canada’s Senate just passed a groundbreaking new bill that would BAN keeping whales & dolphins in captivity. This was a long time coming! Despite wide public support, pro-aquarium senators managed to instruct and delay the legislation from reaching a vote. At long last, the Senate was able to approve this critical legislation!
.
It’s now halfway to becoming the law in Canada. The bill moves to the House of Commons next where it will be debated and voted on by Members of Parliament.
.
Thank you to the many thousands of compassionate people who spoke up for whales & dolphins and encouraged the Senate to do the right thing. It’s no longer acceptable to confine these amazing animals in tiny concrete tanks—they deserve to swim free in the ocean.
.
Please join us in celebrating this incredible victory for animals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
#animalsarenotentertainment 
#boycott
#marinelandcanada 
#canada 
#almostthere 
#petition 
#support 
#freedom 
#thankyou 
#canadian 
#kiska 
#seasidesanctuary 
#emptythetanks 
#niagarafalls 
#vancouveraquarium 
#belugawhale 
#orcas 
#dolphins 
#cetaceans 
#dontbuyaticket 
#justintrudeau 
#bills203 follow ➡️ @vox.silentii #voxsilentii #vox.silentii #vox.silentii - #regrann
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 - 🇨🇦 #Repost  @animaljustice_ ・・・ HUGE WIN FOR WHALES! 🐋🐬🐳 . Canada’s Senate just passed a groundbreaking new bill that would BAN keeping whales & dolphins in captivity. This was a long time coming! Despite wide public support, pro-aquarium senators managed to instruct and delay the legislation from reaching a vote. At long last, the Senate was able to approve this critical legislation! . It’s now halfway to becoming the law in Canada. The bill moves to the House of Commons next where it will be debated and voted on by Members of Parliament. . Thank you to the many thousands of compassionate people who spoke up for whales & dolphins and encouraged the Senate to do the right thing. It’s no longer acceptable to confine these amazing animals in tiny concrete tanks—they deserve to swim free in the ocean. . Please join us in celebrating this incredible victory for animals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #animalsarenotentertainment  #boycott  #marinelandcanada  #canada  #almostthere  #petition  #support  #freedom  #thankyou  #canadian  #kiska  #seasidesanctuary  #emptythetanks  #niagarafalls  #vancouveraquarium  #belugawhale  #orcas  #dolphins  #cetaceans  #dontbuyaticket  #justintrudeau  #bills203  follow ➡️ @vox.silentii #voxsilentii  #vox .silentii #vox .silentii - #regrann 
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 - 🇨🇦
#Repost @animaljustice_
・・・
HUGE WIN FOR WHALES! 🐋🐬🐳
.
Canada’s Senate just passed a groundbreaking new bill that would BAN keeping whales & dolphins in captivity. This was a long time coming! Despite wide public support, pro-aquarium senators managed to instruct and delay the legislation from reaching a vote. At long last, the Senate was able to approve this critical legislation!
.
It’s now halfway to becoming the law in Canada. The bill moves to the House of Commons next where it will be debated and voted on by Members of Parliament.
.
Thank you to the many thousands of compassionate people who spoke up for whales & dolphins and encouraged the Senate to do the right thing. It’s no longer acceptable to confine these amazing animals in tiny concrete tanks—they deserve to swim free in the ocean.
.
Please join us in celebrating this incredible victory for animals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
#animalsarenotentertainment 
#boycott
#marinelandcanada 
#canada 
#almostthere 
#petition 
#support 
#freedom 
#thankyou 
#canadian 
#kiska 
#seasidesanctuary 
#emptythetanks 
#niagarafalls 
#vancouveraquarium 
#belugawhale 
#orcas 
#dolphins 
#cetaceans 
#dontbuyaticket 
#justintrudeau 
#bills203 - #regrann
@Regran_ed from @donnamaria1961 - 🇨🇦 #Repost  @animaljustice_ ・・・ HUGE WIN FOR WHALES! 🐋🐬🐳 . Canada’s Senate just passed a groundbreaking new bill that would BAN keeping whales & dolphins in captivity. This was a long time coming! Despite wide public support, pro-aquarium senators managed to instruct and delay the legislation from reaching a vote. At long last, the Senate was able to approve this critical legislation! . It’s now halfway to becoming the law in Canada. The bill moves to the House of Commons next where it will be debated and voted on by Members of Parliament. . Thank you to the many thousands of compassionate people who spoke up for whales & dolphins and encouraged the Senate to do the right thing. It’s no longer acceptable to confine these amazing animals in tiny concrete tanks—they deserve to swim free in the ocean. . Please join us in celebrating this incredible victory for animals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #animalsarenotentertainment  #boycott  #marinelandcanada  #canada  #almostthere  #petition  #support  #freedom  #thankyou  #canadian  #kiska  #seasidesanctuary  #emptythetanks  #niagarafalls  #vancouveraquarium  #belugawhale  #orcas  #dolphins  #cetaceans  #dontbuyaticket  #justintrudeau  #bills203  - #regrann 
Kyuquot
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These photos show rakes and the worn down teeth on Kyuquot.
In April, Kyuquot and Tuar were in the show pool prior to the show. Kyuquot spent his time floating in the gateway between the show pool and one of the back pools. Tuar spent the time making laps in the show pool. 
The May photos first show Kyuquot logging in the back pool. The last two photos are of his teeth.
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Kyuquot is a 26 year old male who was born at Sealand of the Pacific to Haida 2 and Tilikum on December 24, 1991. When he was just over a year old, Kyuquot and his mother were sent to SeaWorld San Antonio while his father was sent to SeaWorld Orlando. Kyuquot has been at the Texas park ever since.
Kyuquot became a father last year when Takara gave birth to his daughter Kyara. Sadly, she only lived 3 months before dying of pneumonia.
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All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas)
Photos 1-6 were taken on April 12, 2018
Photos 7-10 were taken on May 11, 2018
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Kyuquot - These photos show rakes and the worn down teeth on Kyuquot. In April, Kyuquot and Tuar were in the show pool prior to the show. Kyuquot spent his time floating in the gateway between the show pool and one of the back pools. Tuar spent the time making laps in the show pool. The May photos first show Kyuquot logging in the back pool. The last two photos are of his teeth. - Kyuquot is a 26 year old male who was born at Sealand of the Pacific to Haida 2 and Tilikum on December 24, 1991. When he was just over a year old, Kyuquot and his mother were sent to SeaWorld San Antonio while his father was sent to SeaWorld Orlando. Kyuquot has been at the Texas park ever since. Kyuquot became a father last year when Takara gave birth to his daughter Kyara. Sadly, she only lived 3 months before dying of pneumonia. - All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas) Photos 1-6 were taken on April 12, 2018 Photos 7-10 were taken on May 11, 2018 - #animalrights  #anticap  #blackfish  #beneaththesurface  #beauty  #boycottseaworld  #captivitykills  #captivitysucks  #deathatseaworld  #dontbuyaticket  #emptythetanks  #freewilly  #keiko  #killerwhales  #loroparque  #marineland  #marinelandantibes  #marinelandcanada  #oneocean  #orcas  #orcaocean  #procap  #seaworld  #seaworldcares  #shamu  #thanksbutnotanks  #thecove  #wildanimals  #wildlife 
Kyuquot & Tuar
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These photos show rakes and the drilled/worn down teeth on both boys.
It’s hard to see in photos from the show pool, which is covered, but both boys (especially Tuar) are covered in rakes. My July photos show their rakes much much better.
As you can see in photo 2, Tuar has some scrape marks on his belly. I was unable to get a look at that spot in May to see if it had healed.
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As per usual, prior to shows the boys spend their time logging in whatever pool they are in. You can see this in photos 7-9, they would float lifeless for 10-15 minutes at a time.
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Kyuquot is a 26 year old male who was born at Sealand of the Pacific to Haida 2 and Tilikum on December 24, 1991. When he was just over a year old, Kyuquot and his mother were sent to SeaWorld San Antonio while his father was sent to SeaWorld Orlando. Kyuquot has been at the Texas park ever since.
Kyuquot became a father last year when Takara gave birth to his daughter Kyara. Sadly, she only lived 3 months before dying of pneumonia.
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Tuar is a 19 year old male who was born at SeaWorld Orlando to Kalina and Tilikum on June 22, 1999. When he was 4 years old, Tuar was transferred to the San Antonio park and has been there ever since.
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Kyuquot & Tuar: 1, 7, 8 & 9
Tuar: 2, 3, 4 & 5
Kyuquot: 6
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All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas)
Photos 1-6 were taken on April 12, 2018
Photos 7-9 were taken on May 11, 2018
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#animalrights #anticap #blackfish #beneaththesurface #beauty #boycottseaworld #captivitykills #captivitysucks #deathatseaworld #dontbuyaticket #emptythetanks #freewilly #keiko #killerwhales #loroparque  #marineland #marinelandantibes #marinelandcanada #oneocean #orcas #orcaocean #procap #seaworld #seaworldcares #shamu #thanksbutnotanks #thecove #wildanimals #wildlife
Kyuquot & Tuar - These photos show rakes and the drilled/worn down teeth on both boys. It’s hard to see in photos from the show pool, which is covered, but both boys (especially Tuar) are covered in rakes. My July photos show their rakes much much better. As you can see in photo 2, Tuar has some scrape marks on his belly. I was unable to get a look at that spot in May to see if it had healed. - As per usual, prior to shows the boys spend their time logging in whatever pool they are in. You can see this in photos 7-9, they would float lifeless for 10-15 minutes at a time. - Kyuquot is a 26 year old male who was born at Sealand of the Pacific to Haida 2 and Tilikum on December 24, 1991. When he was just over a year old, Kyuquot and his mother were sent to SeaWorld San Antonio while his father was sent to SeaWorld Orlando. Kyuquot has been at the Texas park ever since. Kyuquot became a father last year when Takara gave birth to his daughter Kyara. Sadly, she only lived 3 months before dying of pneumonia. - Tuar is a 19 year old male who was born at SeaWorld Orlando to Kalina and Tilikum on June 22, 1999. When he was 4 years old, Tuar was transferred to the San Antonio park and has been there ever since. - Kyuquot & Tuar: 1, 7, 8 & 9 Tuar: 2, 3, 4 & 5 Kyuquot: 6 - All photos belong to myself (@orcalovertexas) Photos 1-6 were taken on April 12, 2018 Photos 7-9 were taken on May 11, 2018 - #animalrights  #anticap  #blackfish  #beneaththesurface  #beauty  #boycottseaworld  #captivitykills  #captivitysucks  #deathatseaworld  #dontbuyaticket  #emptythetanks  #freewilly  #keiko  #killerwhales  #loroparque  #marineland  #marinelandantibes  #marinelandcanada  #oneocean  #orcas  #orcaocean  #procap  #seaworld  #seaworldcares  #shamu  #thanksbutnotanks  #thecove  #wildanimals  #wildlife 
Mystic Aquarium
8/26/18
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Habitat:
The photos above show Mystic Aquarium’s beluga whale habitat. The 3 connected pools hold around 750,000-gallons of water, and is the largest outdoor beluga exhibit in the United States. The depth of the exhibit varies as there are shallow areas for the belugas to molt, which is a plus. My guess would be that the deepest point in the tank is around 25-30ft deep. In the wild belugas typically dive to depths of around 70ft but have been recorded diving to depths of 1,148ft where they feed on deepwater prey. Most belugas are migratory animals who swim thousands of miles a year. There are few resident pods, but even they swim long distances.
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A belugas diet is very diverse, with more than 100 identified prey species including salmon, sandworms, capelin, herring, shrimp, arctic cod, flounder, and crab. In captivity, the luxury of hunting, picking food, exploring, socializing with different pods, and swimming long distances is restricted.
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The belugas were not given any Environmental Enrichment Devices (EEDs) while I was there. I’ve seen photos of the trainers giving the whales a plastic kiddie-pool. These devices don’t adequately satisfy a cetacean’s curiosity or need for mental stimulation. A training and feeding session took place, as well as a beluga interaction program. It seems that they rely solely on human interaction for stimulation, or at least while I was there.
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• Photos 1-3 show habitat size
• Photos 4-5 show depth of tank
* Disclaimer: I went to gather information to provide both comparisons/contrasts to other aquariums/marine parks. Also to document the animals current living conditions and behavior, and to see what Mystic Aquarium presents to its guests. Smaller facilities deserve just as much attention and criticism as larger facilities like SeaWorld.
Caption: @cetacean.inspiration
Photo: @cetacean.inspiration
Mystic Aquarium 8/26/18 - Habitat: The photos above show Mystic Aquarium’s beluga whale habitat. The 3 connected pools hold around 750,000-gallons of water, and is the largest outdoor beluga exhibit in the United States. The depth of the exhibit varies as there are shallow areas for the belugas to molt, which is a plus. My guess would be that the deepest point in the tank is around 25-30ft deep. In the wild belugas typically dive to depths of around 70ft but have been recorded diving to depths of 1,148ft where they feed on deepwater prey. Most belugas are migratory animals who swim thousands of miles a year. There are few resident pods, but even they swim long distances. - A belugas diet is very diverse, with more than 100 identified prey species including salmon, sandworms, capelin, herring, shrimp, arctic cod, flounder, and crab. In captivity, the luxury of hunting, picking food, exploring, socializing with different pods, and swimming long distances is restricted. - The belugas were not given any Environmental Enrichment Devices (EEDs) while I was there. I’ve seen photos of the trainers giving the whales a plastic kiddie-pool. These devices don’t adequately satisfy a cetacean’s curiosity or need for mental stimulation. A training and feeding session took place, as well as a beluga interaction program. It seems that they rely solely on human interaction for stimulation, or at least while I was there. - • Photos 1-3 show habitat size • Photos 4-5 show depth of tank * Disclaimer: I went to gather information to provide both comparisons/contrasts to other aquariums/marine parks. Also to document the animals current living conditions and behavior, and to see what Mystic Aquarium presents to its guests. Smaller facilities deserve just as much attention and criticism as larger facilities like SeaWorld. Caption: @cetacean.inspiration Photo: @cetacean.inspiration