volk-morya:

passion4killerwhales:

alaskan-orca:

Orca Whale by Dale Moore Photography on Flickr.
Check out those pecs! There’s an interesting theory I heard awhile back about the big pectoral flippers of male orcas—apparently they’re very good for swimming underneath females and cradling them during the process of mating.

Dayyyuumm.

Does anyone know where the “big pecs facilitate mating” claim comes from? I’ve seen it tossed around on Tumblr, but I haven’t been able to find a source behind it.

I can’t for the life of me remember exactly where I heard it—but for some reason I think something about pec size and mating was mentioned in the book Listening to Whales. Don’t quote me on this, because it’s very possible I’m wrong, but I think the subject was brought up in regards to Orky II and Corky mating at Marineland.

volk-morya:

passion4killerwhales:

alaskan-orca:

Orca Whale by Dale Moore Photography on Flickr.

Check out those pecs! There’s an interesting theory I heard awhile back about the big pectoral flippers of male orcas—apparently they’re very good for swimming underneath females and cradling them during the process of mating.

Dayyyuumm.

Does anyone know where the “big pecs facilitate mating” claim comes from? I’ve seen it tossed around on Tumblr, but I haven’t been able to find a source behind it.

I can’t for the life of me remember exactly where I heard it—but for some reason I think something about pec size and mating was mentioned in the book Listening to Whales. Don’t quote me on this, because it’s very possible I’m wrong, but I think the subject was brought up in regards to Orky II and Corky mating at Marineland.

14 hours ago with 89 notes — via volk-morya, © alaskan-orca



lovesooke:

Orca foot print.

lovesooke:

Orca foot print.

14 hours ago with 29 notes — via lovesooke
#Whale prints are the best



Why misu there bae a train every night so late

abbey omfg

15 hours ago with 5 notes — via freedomforwhales



Has anybody EVER been able to figure out why whales who were captured from the wild seem to have longer lifespans in captivity as opposed to ones who were born in captivity?

Like, I’m not talking about how no captive-born orcas making it to the average yet. Captive-bred orcas haven’t really been around long to do that. But, it just seems like when a captive-born does die, it’s always at a frighteningly young age. And then you have whales like Corky and Lolita who are still hanging on at 40+ years old.

15 hours ago with 42 notes
#SeaWorld #orca #killer whale



alaskan-orca:

Juneau-101 by Slurcher on Flickr.Recent photo of 20 year old AG25 Berg and 44 year old mom AG8 Newmoon

alaskan-orca:

Juneau-101 by Slurcher on Flickr.

Recent photo of 20 year old AG25 Berg and 44 year old mom AG8 Newmoon

15 hours ago with 30 notes — via alaskan-orca



i’m getting my wisdom teeth taken out soon (only have 2!!!) and my mother is betting me that the drugs are going to make me loopy and she thinks i’m going to be crying and ranting about seaworld and how much i love whales lmao

she’s probably right tho

16 hours ago with 20 notes
#personal



alaskan-orca:

Orca Whale by Dale Moore Photography on Flickr.Check out those pecs! There’s an interesting theory I heard awhile back about the big pectoral flippers of male orcas—apparently they’re very good for swimming underneath females and cradling them during the process of mating.

alaskan-orca:

Orca Whale by Dale Moore Photography on Flickr.

Check out those pecs! There’s an interesting theory I heard awhile back about the big pectoral flippers of male orcas—apparently they’re very good for swimming underneath females and cradling them during the process of mating.

18 hours ago with 89 notes — via alaskan-orca



caong:

Can we just put Mark Simmons in the bin where he belongs

he is the Don Goldsberry of our generation

18 hours ago with 17 notes — via caong



also, cindy lowry is my new idol.

she was one of the most important people in the plans to save the three trapped gray whales in the ice in barrow in the 80s. she was wildly stubborn, determined, and willing to do pretty much anything to save whales and other alaskan wildlife. she almost died when she attempted to rescue stranded belugas on the cook inlet mud flats! 

the more i read about her, the more of myself i see in her. she was a pain in the ass for oil companies and protected alaska’s pristine wilderness and its wildlife by refusing to back down.

also, cindy lowry is my new idol.

she was one of the most important people in the plans to save the three trapped gray whales in the ice in barrow in the 80s. she was wildly stubborn, determined, and willing to do pretty much anything to save whales and other alaskan wildlife. she almost died when she attempted to rescue stranded belugas on the cook inlet mud flats!

the more i read about her, the more of myself i see in her. she was a pain in the ass for oil companies and protected alaska’s pristine wilderness and its wildlife by refusing to back down.

19 hours ago with 26 notes
#Cindy Lowry #Alaska



so i’ve pretty much decided that working and studying orcas for the north gulf oceanic society is my biggest dream. i want so desperately to spend my life following, photographing, and collecting data about the whales i’ve grown to love so much.

19 hours ago with 19 notes
#personal



alaskan-orca:

New photos from NGOS!

The first is of an adolescent orca practicing his or bellyflops. The second is of a frisky young calf (AK pod, perhaps?) that just had an invigorating rub at the local rubbing beach. Whales, usually AK pod, frequent the shallow, rocky beaches and spend time rubbing themselves all over the pebbles. In fact, whales from AK pod do it so often their skin is often covered in scratches from the rocks!

19 hours ago with 110 notes — via alaskan-orca



orcaobsession:

Orca Jump (by robblansdowne)

orcaobsession:

Orca Jump (by robblansdowne)

19 hours ago with 51 notes — via orcaobsession



i have to have oral surgery soon and i am really nervous about it :/

20 hours ago with 5 notes
#never been sedated #personal



tiffy11taffy:

The Real Sea World

“Why would someone rather sit around a tank watching a really unhappy orca do tricks, with hundreds of other people sitting there, too…when you could be out on the ocean seeing them free and happy?”

That, is one of the biggest questions of our time. 

read the full article here

21 hours ago with 26 notes — via tiffy11taffy



Anonymous → Is it wrong that I kind of want Tilikum to die? Let me explain. If he died, it'd prove the point that orcas die younger in cap. SeaWorld be under fire over his death, more people would go against them. And mainly.. he'd finally be out of his misery.

Yes, that is wrong.

To wish death upon a whale so our side can use it as point against captivity is immoral, in my opinion. We care about these whales; why would you want them to die? Tilikum has reached the average age anyway so you couldn’t really use his lifespan as a point.

22 hours ago with 7 notes