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Friendly reminder that SeaWorld has openly endorsed and supported a website that uses ableist terms, lies through their teeth, and is horrifically disrespectful and hostile towards people who disagree with SeaWorld :)

lol they also stalk people to make posts about them, which is pretty creepy and could be considered a crime.

SeaWorld is just creepy. Period.

This might sound stupid, but do you think it's possible all of SeaWorld's orca calves might have been able to communicate to the other whales they lived with, other than their mother, before being transferred? And another ridiculous question, do you think it's possible some of the calves caused disruptions because they would be too confused when they would be trying to communicate with the whales not related to them? I'm sorry that made no sense whatsoever v.v

No it makes perfect sense! I think there would be a lot of communication confusion between the calves and the other established whales, merely because there are several “languages” being spoken around the calves, therefore they don’t know what to understand, and i’m sure it becomes very confusing for the poor calves not to mention their mothers, who are attempting to teach them. Then with the shows going on, I can’t imagine how stressful it must be for a whale at SeaWorld to have a calf and try to teach it how to be a whale while having to deal with the stresses of captivity. 

I just stumbled across your blog and I wanted to watch Blackfish, but I couldn't find it on YouTube, instead I am watching Frontline, this is so sad! it's so despicable how people are still trying to justify these actions!

I completely agree! Blackfish is available on Netflix streaming, and I’m sure you could find it streaming on websites like putlocker.com and other streaming sites like that. 

South Australia’s sea sanctuaries are now safe!

The Opposition’s bill to scrap some of SA’s best sanctuaries was voted down by the SA government and Independent Geoff Brock MP today. This means our state network of sanctuaries will come into effect as planned on October 1, protecting our marine life and boosting jobs and tourism. 

This also sends an important message as the Abbott government begins its ‘review’ of our national network - that Australians support our sanctuaries.

Via: Protect Our Coral Sea : Facebook

South Australia’s sea sanctuaries are now safe!

The Opposition’s bill to scrap some of SA’s best sanctuaries was voted down by the SA government and Independent Geoff Brock MP today. This means our state network of sanctuaries will come into effect as planned on October 1, protecting our marine life and boosting jobs and tourism.

This also sends an important message as the Abbott government begins its ‘review’ of our national network - that Australians support our sanctuaries.

Via: Protect Our Coral Sea : Facebook

New Zealand—Today, at 11am Dr Ingrid Visser received a call from Bob Brook that he and his crew had found an orca entangled in a cray pot line. He remained with the orca for the two hours it took for Steve Hathaway, Dan Godoy and Ingrid to arrive on the scene. Keeping the orca afloat were other members of its pod, including its presumed calf. Ingrid has identified the orca as Dian, named after the famous gorilla researcher, Dian Fossey. Dian the orca was entangled in a line approximately 40 m long, attached to a ‘pot’ used for catching crayfish. The pot was weighted with concrete blocks of about 35 kg (77 lbs). Dian remained calm during the disentanglement and she was successfully released and followed for a number of kilometres afterwards, to ensure that she was ok and remained with the other orca. Thank you to everyone who helped save her and good luck out there Dian!
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Photo and caption: Orca Research Trust (Facebook)
Original post: @seaslaverysucks

New Zealand—Today, at 11am Dr Ingrid Visser received a call from Bob Brook that he and his crew had found an orca entangled in a cray pot line. He remained with the orca for the two hours it took for Steve Hathaway, Dan Godoy and Ingrid to arrive on the scene. Keeping the orca afloat were other members of its pod, including its presumed calf. Ingrid has identified the orca as Dian, named after the famous gorilla researcher, Dian Fossey. Dian the orca was entangled in a line approximately 40 m long, attached to a ‘pot’ used for catching crayfish. The pot was weighted with concrete blocks of about 35 kg (77 lbs). Dian remained calm during the disentanglement and she was successfully released and followed for a number of kilometres afterwards, to ensure that she was ok and remained with the other orca. Thank you to everyone who helped save her and good luck out there Dian!

Photo and caption: Orca Research Trust (Facebook)
Original post: @seaslaverysucks

By @seaslaverysucks :
“Yesterday I witnessed my first sea turtle release! Before the release of hatchlings on a South Florida beach, I saw some baby loggerhead sea turtles up close (pictured above). Because sea turtles are endangered, I was not allowed to touch them. The three most common sea turtles that rely on Florida’s beaches are the leatherback, loggerhead, and green.”

Artificial lighting along the beaches is a huge problem because it negatively affects sea turtles. Bright lights (especially white) discourages females from laying their eggs, as well as disorients hatchlings from making their way to the ocean. Sometimes sea turtles are found dead on busy roads.

It has also been evident that these turtles prefer darker beaches to nest, so if you are out during nesting season on a sea turtle-rich beach, please don’t use bright lights—even cell phones can prove detrimental. Excess lighting from beachside buildings and streets are not helping these endangered species to recover.

It can take 10 to 50 years for sea turtles to become sexually mature (depending upon the species), but many of which are not living long enough to reproduce.


- Such an amazing post by @seaslaverysucks! Had to repost!

By @seaslaverysucks :
“Yesterday I witnessed my first sea turtle release! Before the release of hatchlings on a South Florida beach, I saw some baby loggerhead sea turtles up close (pictured above). Because sea turtles are endangered, I was not allowed to touch them. The three most common sea turtles that rely on Florida’s beaches are the leatherback, loggerhead, and green.”

Artificial lighting along the beaches is a huge problem because it negatively affects sea turtles. Bright lights (especially white) discourages females from laying their eggs, as well as disorients hatchlings from making their way to the ocean. Sometimes sea turtles are found dead on busy roads.

It has also been evident that these turtles prefer darker beaches to nest, so if you are out during nesting season on a sea turtle-rich beach, please don’t use bright lights—even cell phones can prove detrimental. Excess lighting from beachside buildings and streets are not helping these endangered species to recover.

It can take 10 to 50 years for sea turtles to become sexually mature (depending upon the species), but many of which are not living long enough to reproduce.


- Such an amazing post by @seaslaverysucks! Had to repost!

Beautiful baby L-120 tucked between mama Surprise! (L-86) and aunt Ophelia (L-27)
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Photo: Dave Ellifrit

Beautiful baby L-120 tucked between mama Surprise! (L-86) and aunt Ophelia (L-27)

Photo: Dave Ellifrit

Update on Russian orca captures:
The two killer whales captured and held in Okhotsk Sea in mid-July have been shipped to China. It has just been learned that two more orcas were captured in late July. Are these captures legal? On August 4, 2014 Russian Federal Fisheries Agency granted a quota of up to 10 killer whales that could be taken from the Okhotsk Sea for the year 2014, but this order came after the captures. These and other issues will be discussed on 22nd September at the Russian Marine Mammal Biennial Conference in St Petersburg, where there will be a roundtable on the business of orca captures in Russia. To date, the fate of the two newly captured orcas is unknown. 4 killer whales have been taken into captivity in Russia in just this year alone. #RussiasOrcas
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It appears that China is building up the public display of killer whales, just as North America (specifically SeaWorld) did the last few decades. History is repeating itself and cetaceans are paying a very high price for human desires.
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Photo: Tatiana Ivkovich
Source: Russian Orcas 
Original post: @seaslaverysucks

Update on Russian orca captures:
The two killer whales captured and held in Okhotsk Sea in mid-July have been shipped to China. It has just been learned that two more orcas were captured in late July. Are these captures legal? On August 4, 2014 Russian Federal Fisheries Agency granted a quota of up to 10 killer whales that could be taken from the Okhotsk Sea for the year 2014, but this order came after the captures. These and other issues will be discussed on 22nd September at the Russian Marine Mammal Biennial Conference in St Petersburg, where there will be a roundtable on the business of orca captures in Russia. To date, the fate of the two newly captured orcas is unknown. 4 killer whales have been taken into captivity in Russia in just this year alone. #RussiasOrcas

It appears that China is building up the public display of killer whales, just as North America (specifically SeaWorld) did the last few decades. History is repeating itself and cetaceans are paying a very high price for human desires.

Photo: Tatiana Ivkovich
Source: Russian Orcas
Original post: @seaslaverysucks

I want to take a moment to apologize to all my followers.

I’m going through a really rough time in my personal life and I’ve just been working really hard to change my predicament. 

I’ll post as often as I can, but please don’t leave me! I love you all!

I want to take a moment to apologize to all my followers.

I’m going through a really rough time in my personal life and I’ve just been working really hard to change my predicament.

I’ll post as often as I can, but please don’t leave me! I love you all!