derangedhyena-delphinidae:

sayonaraseaworld:

You’re looking toward international growth. Will you be opening parks such as Discovery Cove or will there be more SeaWorlds?

Or it could be something else, right? I don’t mean to be coy about it. But our discussions involve those brands. It also involves new concepts that we have in mind … that are different from what we do today.

Where would you get the whales if you open more SeaWorld parks?

We haven’t collected whales since the ’70s. We’re fortunate to have a successful, thriving breeding program within our parks. We certainly have those capabilities with our current collection of killer whales.

So would they come just from your current collection?

In all likelihood, yes. We don’t collect whales in the wild and we have 29 whales in our care, so we certainly have the resources to develop and build more parks as it sits.

Jim Atchison confirms your favorite whales are headed to the Middle East and China.  Nǐ hǎo, Nalani!  

20 minutes ago with 24 notes — via freeoceanus, © sayonaraseaworld



hellothewhalessay:

Wikie by Inoukorca on Flickr.

wat

hellothewhalessay:

Wikie by Inoukorca on Flickr.

wat

49 minutes ago with 46 notes — via hellothewhalessay
#this photo



Anonymous → I wouldn't worry too much though. It's said approximately every 5 years your body will change and for women our cycles don't help in that area. Unless you feel something is really really wrong, don't stress over it :-)

I’m just not used to gaining weight like this at all and it kind of freak me out a little? I don’t want to gain weight. I’m really praying it’s just my period that’s causing this because then I know I’ll drop the weight right after it’s over.

3 hours ago



Anonymous → It could absolutely be due to your cycle. You may find sometimes your body responds worse to it than others times. That in combination with water retention makes for all sorts of fun. (Sorry, woman sarcasm lol) anywho! Perhaps you've eaten some heavier foods recently, gained muscle? Trick is to always do weight checks in the morning when empty. Cuz by mid day it's no longer your 'true' weight.

I’m hoping it just due to my period, because I haven’t eaten a whole lot lately and I just feel disgustingly huge. I mean, I do gain a little weight right before my period but I still have about a week to go so I’m not 100% sure if this sudden weight gain is the cause? I really hope so though .

3 hours ago



blackfishsound:

Scary morning for the I15s and onlookers!

What a stressful morning!! Young I 103 from the I 15’s got caught in a gill net near Port Hardy. We monitored close by ready to assist. The young whale went under water covered in net for around 12 minutes. At the 4 minute mark the whole family I4, I 5 and their offspring dove down and stayed with it under water. The fisherman was quick thinking and pulled the net in reeling up 103. She was caught on her tail the rest of the net had been cut free possibly by her family when they were all under water. The fisherman was able to cut her loose and when she was freed she swam straight to her family. They took off towards Malcolm Island where thankfully research vessels were able to keep an eye on them to make sure she was ok. A very rare event that I have never seen. We were all happy to see her swim away it was something I personally never want to witness again. Many thanks to the fisherman for freeing her and saving her life. (x)

blackfishsound:

Scary morning for the I15s and onlookers!

What a stressful morning!! Young I 103 from the I 15’s got caught in a gill net near Port Hardy. We monitored close by ready to assist. The young whale went under water covered in net for around 12 minutes. At the 4 minute mark the whole family I4, I 5 and their offspring dove down and stayed with it under water. The fisherman was quick thinking and pulled the net in reeling up 103. She was caught on her tail the rest of the net had been cut free possibly by her family when they were all under water. The fisherman was able to cut her loose and when she was freed she swam straight to her family. They took off towards Malcolm Island where thankfully research vessels were able to keep an eye on them to make sure she was ok. A very rare event that I have never seen. We were all happy to see her swim away it was something I personally never want to witness again. Many thanks to the fisherman for freeing her and saving her life. (x)

3 hours ago with 28 notes — via blackfishsound



okay maybe this is too personal but here it goes

i’m usually around 125 pounds, but in the last week or so I’ve jumped up to 132. my stomach looks slightly bigger as well, and i really can’t tell if i’m getting fatter or if perhaps i’m just gaining water weight due to my period, which is still like a week away, but could the weight gain be due to that then???

idk i never gain weight so to go from 125 to 132 in a short period of time freaks me out

3 hours ago with 3 notes
#personal



Anonymous → How do you feel about the zoo?

What zoo are you talking about? It really depends on the zoo in question.

3 hours ago with 2 notes



Trua has never gotten anyone pregnant though???

Are you thinking of Taku?

Trua has never gotten anyone pregnant though???

Are you thinking of Taku?

3 hours ago with 1 note



About Me!

I was tagged by all-about-the-oceans

Name: Emma

Birthday: April 22

Age: 17

Hobbies: photography, playing ukulele/guitar, camping, boating, reading

Fave food: watermelon!!!

Fave drink: probably raspberry lemonade

Fave male actor: David Tennant. Love me some David Tennant.

Fave female actor: Either Elizabeth Banks or Amy Poehler

Fave show: Doctor Who

Fave character: The Doctor

Pet peeve: People who aren’t open to hearing other opinions/thoughts.

Reason behind URL: I think it’s pretty clear that I’m all about saving the whales ;)

Random fact: I tried Vegemite when I was in Australia and it is hands down the most disgusting thing I’ve ever eaten.

I tag: freedomforwhalesteamorkid cute-whales orcinusofstars

4 hours ago with 2 notes
#personal



i wonder if they planned this whole god damn thing.

i wonder if they purposefully drew up such extravagant tank plans and made such a big deal prior to getting permission from the city so that when they did ask for permission, they’d get denied and then they could say “oh well we tried to make better tanks!!! it’s all the committee’s fault, they don’t want better lives for the whales”

then they could make it seem like they tried really hard to improve the lives of their whales but not have to spend a dime

idk it’s far-fetched but it IS seaworld we’re talking about

6 hours ago with 15 notes
#SeaWorld



i feel like these grand tank plans are going to go the same direction as seaworld dubai

6 hours ago with 8 notes
#seaworld #orca #blackfish



derangedhyena-delphinidae:

fightingforwhales:

yeah so seaworld hasn’t actually got the permits to build the tanks yet.

what happens if their plans get rejected? what are they gonna do? is the CEO gonna be like, “well this is awks, we can’t actually build the tanks because we didn’t get approval! oops! nvrmind!”

Here’s the article: https://www.thedodo.com/seaworld-announced-its-orca-ex-683890732.html

Apparently they called and asked the permitting office in San Diego and they said SeaWorld has not yet applied for the permits.

6 hours ago with 28 notes — via derangedhyena-delphinidae, © fightingforwhales



"SeaWorld supporters, who were trying to convince us that the current [Seaworld Orca] enclosures are completely adequate, are now praising the expansion as an increase in animal welfare and environmental stimuli. This begs the question: if it wasn’t broke, why fix it? The answer, of course, is that it was broke and it will still be broke after the new tank is built."
— Cetacean Inspiration on Seaworld’s new proposed Orca tank expansions. (via anticapquotes)
6 hours ago with 35 notes — via anticapquotes



yeah so seaworld hasn’t actually got the permits to build the tanks yet.

what happens if their plans get rejected? what are they gonna do? is the CEO gonna be like, “well this is awks, we can’t actually build the tanks because we didn’t get approval! oops! nvrmind!”

6 hours ago with 28 notes
#SeaWorld #orca #killer whale



cute-whales:

wiildfloweriinbloom:

THEY HAVENT EVEN APPLIED FOR PERMITS YET hahahahhahha

waawowow

they’re such morons

7 hours ago with 85 notes — via cute-whales, © wiildfloweriinbloom