freedomforwhales:

fightingforwhales:

THERES A LIVE BELUGA CAM IN KING SALMON, ALASKA

no belugas yet but I will watch this religiously

Eeep babies!!!!

A note from a park ranger:

"The whales didn’t come this morning, but that doesn’t mean they won’t arrive this evening or tomorrow. High tide on Saturday night is 7:17 AM AKT. High tide on Sunday morning is around 9:30 AM. Please tune in about 1.5-2 hours before high tide to try and see whales.

During low tide, watch for birds to be feeding in shallow water and on the exposed mudflats. Even sandhill cranes can be seen sometimes on the riverbank.”

1 minute ago with 14 notes — via freedomforwhales, © fightingforwhales



freedomforwhales:

cetuscetus:

Welcome Keijo! [x]

So sorry you had to be born into captivity you little cutie :/ We’re working to help you guys out, stay strong and adorable!!!
4 minutes ago with 197 notes — via 0ceanspirit, © cetuscetus



ampathy:

tried drawing some of the K-poders that captured my attention !

ampathy:

tried drawing some of the K-poders that captured my attention !

59 minutes ago with 15 notes — via darling-taima, © ampathy
#Rainshadow <3



THERES A LIVE BELUGA CAM IN KING SALMON, ALASKA

no belugas yet but I will watch this religiously

1 hour ago with 14 notes
#beluga #Alaska



griseus:

Tattoo skin disease (TSD) in cetaceans is characterised by irregular, grey, black or yellowish, stippled skin lesions that may occur on any part of the body but show a preferential distribution depending on the species. With some experience, tattoo lesions (or ‘tattoos’) are readily distinguished macroscopically from other types of integument blemishes and scars. Individual tattoos may persist for months, or even years, and recur, they eventually heal and convert into light grey marks.
TSD is caused by poxviruses that belong to a new genus of the subfamily Chordopoxvirinae (family Chordopoxviridae), but have a common, most immediate ancestor with terrestrial poxviruses of the genus Orthopoxvirus. Poxviruses affecting Delphinidae and Phocoenidae belong to different species.
Photo: Costero Sotalia guianensis. Regressing tattoos (arrowheads) on the dorsum of a dolphin from Sepetiba Bay, Brazil. (b) Chilean dolphin Cephalorhynchus eutropia. Regressing tattoos (arrowheads) on dorsum and dorsal fin of an adult dolphin from Reñihue Fjord, northern Patagonia, Chile.
Reference (Open Access) Van Bressem et al. 2009 Epidemiological pattern of tattoo skin disease: a potential general health indicator for cetaceans. Dis Aquat Org

griseus:

Tattoo skin disease (TSD) in cetaceans is characterised by irregular, grey, black or yellowish, stippled skin lesions that may occur on any part of the body but show a preferential distribution depending on the species. With some experience, tattoo lesions (or ‘tattoos’) are readily distinguished macroscopically from other types of integument blemishes and scars. Individual tattoos may persist for months, or even years, and recur, they eventually heal and convert into light grey marks.

TSD is caused by poxviruses that belong to a new genus of the subfamily Chordopoxvirinae (family Chordopoxviridae), but have a common, most immediate ancestor with terrestrial poxviruses of the genus Orthopoxvirus. Poxviruses affecting Delphinidae and Phocoenidae belong to different species.

3 hours ago with 15 notes — via griseus



chloesky:

orcabelly:

i think about orcas and i get a rush of endorphines

I’m so sorry but I read this as “I get a rush of endolphins” and I laughed for about five minutes I am the worst kind of person.

ENDOLPHINS

14 hours ago with 46 notes — via chloesky, © orcabelly



orcabelly:

i think about orcas and i get a rush of endorphines

14 hours ago with 46 notes — via orcabelly



jaynification:

fightingforwhales:

Anybody here know how sea lions fare in captivity? I used to go to the St. Louis Zoo a lot and one of their sea lions, Bennie, just died at 11 years old. I saw him perform lots of times :/

Note sure… I found these though!

http://www.pinnipeds.org/seal-information/rehabilitation-and-captivity/pinnipeds-in-captivity

http://www.thesealsofnam.org/captivity/

Thanks for the links!

Sounds like the poor things don’t do all that great. (Better than cetaceans though)

14 hours ago with 7 notes — via jaynification, © fightingforwhales



wild-earth:

thelovelyseas:

Minke Whale (x)

By Monty Halls

wild-earth:

thelovelyseas:

Minke Whale (x)

By Monty Halls

15 hours ago with 4,132 notes — via derangedhyena-delphinidae, © thelovelyseas



Anybody here know how sea lions fare in captivity? I used to go to the St. Louis Zoo a lot and one of their sea lions, Bennie, just died at 11 years old. I saw him perform lots of times :/

15 hours ago with 7 notes
#sea lion #st. Louis zoo



I just saw a commercial for SeaWorld’s 50th Anniversary.

Raaaaaage

15 hours ago with 7 notes
#personal



cute-whales:

kamairuka:

nerdynalani:

porkyuli:

cute-whales:

freedomforwhales:

seaworld-secrets:

behind-the-aquarium-glass:

wtf is happens in Marineland? 

Poor Keijo

Ummmm, no it’s not. Babies are well cared for by the entire pod in the wild, not attempted to mate with. This is sick, and really sad that the social systems in captivity are so messed up that things like this happen.

Just yet another example of the ways that being captive messes with these animals’ minds.

o______________o

I’m pretty sure sexual behavior in cetaceans can be a form of bonding?

Sexual behaviour can be a great for bonding, especially among younger males. It also helps them get out their aggression, and they’re often better friends for it. Its seen a lot with younger males, like Ike and Nakai.

Granted, Keijo does seem a bit young. However, I don’t consider myself any sort of expert. Quick where’s kamairuka she knows all.

Val was at one point literally holding Keijo out of the water. I don’t believe this was sexual play; Val was attempting to legitimately mate with Keijo. And aggressively so. If Val was going for bonding he could have played swords instead of hovering over an infant calf and lifting it out of the water to prevent escape.

I’ve seen sexual bonding before (I once watched Nakai spend three hours straight being intimate with and mating Keet), and this is not it.

now I’m just plain worried. :c

:/

15 hours ago with 71 notes — via cute-whales, © behind-the-aquarium-glass



queen-p-controls-the-universe:

See wild orcas, CHECKED!!!!

Oh I’m so happy you got to see them!!!!

15 hours ago with 8 notes — via queen-p-controls-the-universe



freedomforwhales:

cetaceaninspiration:

believebeluga:

making-a-connection:

orcacity:

randomfatechidna:

bearasnorus-rex:

youtubebabes:

420priaseit:

troyesivan:

joshpeckofficiall:

look out world, july cinnabon flavored coffee chillatta is on his way

june matzoh ball soup

june vegemite and cucumber on toast

July slushie

september cake

may tomato and egg
noo

November Roll

May Manechewitz Chips

March Matzah

August Teriyaki Chicken

October Salad


…….

April Ravioli

freedomforwhales:

cetaceaninspiration:

believebeluga:

making-a-connection:

orcacity:

randomfatechidna:

bearasnorus-rex:

youtubebabes:

420priaseit:

troyesivan:

joshpeckofficiall:

look out world, july cinnabon flavored coffee chillatta is on his way

june matzoh ball soup

june vegemite and cucumber on toast

July slushie

september cake

may tomato and egg

noo

November Roll

May Manechewitz Chips

March Matzah

August Teriyaki Chicken

October Salad

…….

April Ravioli

15 hours ago with 46,025 notes — via freedomforwhales, © vfilthy
#hot stuff #not whales



bluebellshobbithole:

Watching Blackfish with my dad like 

16 hours ago with 34 notes — via bluebellshobbithole
#ME