orcaobsessed:

Two Southern Resident killer whales, Lulu (a 37 year old female) and Indigo (a 13 year old male), have disappeared this season and are presumed dead. Both whales were members of the Southern Resident population, a tragically threatened pod of whales in the Pacific Northwest.
The SeaWorld-funded website awesomeocean.com has responded to the premature deaths of these wild killer whales by reviving the captive lifespan vs. wild lifespan debate. Author Eric Davis claims that activists are using a “fictitious narrative that whales live longer in the wild even when recent independent studies have shown that Marine Mammals in Seaworld’s care live longer than their wild cousins.” The recent independent study that Mr. Davis references has shown that some marine mammal species live longer at SeaWorld than in the wild; but killer whales were not one of those species. In fact, the analysis found that “the survival rate of all SeaWorld’s orcas, including those captured in the oceans, is lower than estimates of those in the wild.” It appears that Mr. Davis has shot himself in the foot by failing to read his own citation. The narrative being touted here as fictitious is not only supported by Eric’s own cited independent study, it is also supported by scientists.
The captive lifespan vs. wild lifespan debate doesn’t exist within the scientific community. According to scientists, average life expectancy for wild killer whales is roughly 50 for females and 40 for males, with a maximum longevity of 80-90 years for females and 50-60 years for males. These numbers are overwhelmingly supported by several different studies and researchers, including studies from Canadian Fisheries, the Zoology Department of Cambridge, and University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
According to scientist Ken Balcomb and other killer whale researchers, the oldest known killer whale is J2, also known as Granny, who may be as old as 103 years. Like most wild killer whales, Granny’s age is estimated based on her first sighting, the estimated ages of her offspring, and when she reached menopause.

orcaobsessed:

Two Southern Resident killer whales, Lulu (a 37 year old female) and Indigo (a 13 year old male), have disappeared this season and are presumed dead. Both whales were members of the Southern Resident population, a tragically threatened pod of whales in the Pacific Northwest.

The SeaWorld-funded website awesomeocean.com has responded to the premature deaths of these wild killer whales by reviving the captive lifespan vs. wild lifespan debate. Author Eric Davis claims that activists are using a “fictitious narrative that whales live longer in the wild even when recent independent studies have shown that Marine Mammals in Seaworld’s care live longer than their wild cousins.” The recent independent study that Mr. Davis references has shown that some marine mammal species live longer at SeaWorld than in the wild; but killer whales were not one of those species. In fact, the analysis found that “the survival rate of all SeaWorld’s orcas, including those captured in the oceans, is lower than estimates of those in the wild.” It appears that Mr. Davis has shot himself in the foot by failing to read his own citation. The narrative being touted here as fictitious is not only supported by Eric’s own cited independent study, it is also supported by scientists.

The captive lifespan vs. wild lifespan debate doesn’t exist within the scientific community. According to scientists, average life expectancy for wild killer whales is roughly 50 for females and 40 for males, with a maximum longevity of 80-90 years for females and 50-60 years for males. These numbers are overwhelmingly supported by several different studies and researchers, including studies from Canadian Fisheries, the Zoology Department of Cambridge, and University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

According to scientist Ken Balcomb and other killer whale researchers, the oldest known killer whale is J2, also known as Granny, who may be as old as 103 years. Like most wild killer whales, Granny’s age is estimated based on her first sighting, the estimated ages of her offspring, and when she reached menopause.

arlluk:

Baby L120 Presumed Dead
The Center for Whale Research has confirmed that baby L120, only about seven weeks old and the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86, was not with his or her mother when she and other members of L pod were photographed recently in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research said “L86 was seen and photographed on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, all without L120.”—-Orca Network
What a sad, sad day. L120 was a spark of life for the endangered southern resident orcas, a much needed baby. My heart is heavy with this awful news.
Goodbye, L120. May you swim in peace. We shall never forget you.
(Photos by Center For Whale Research)
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arlluk:

Baby L120 Presumed Dead
The Center for Whale Research has confirmed that baby L120, only about seven weeks old and the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86, was not with his or her mother when she and other members of L pod were photographed recently in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research said “L86 was seen and photographed on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, all without L120.”—-Orca Network
What a sad, sad day. L120 was a spark of life for the endangered southern resident orcas, a much needed baby. My heart is heavy with this awful news.
Goodbye, L120. May you swim in peace. We shall never forget you.
(Photos by Center For Whale Research)
Zoom Info
arlluk:

Baby L120 Presumed Dead
The Center for Whale Research has confirmed that baby L120, only about seven weeks old and the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86, was not with his or her mother when she and other members of L pod were photographed recently in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research said “L86 was seen and photographed on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, all without L120.”—-Orca Network
What a sad, sad day. L120 was a spark of life for the endangered southern resident orcas, a much needed baby. My heart is heavy with this awful news.
Goodbye, L120. May you swim in peace. We shall never forget you.
(Photos by Center For Whale Research)
Zoom Info
arlluk:

Baby L120 Presumed Dead
The Center for Whale Research has confirmed that baby L120, only about seven weeks old and the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86, was not with his or her mother when she and other members of L pod were photographed recently in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research said “L86 was seen and photographed on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, all without L120.”—-Orca Network
What a sad, sad day. L120 was a spark of life for the endangered southern resident orcas, a much needed baby. My heart is heavy with this awful news.
Goodbye, L120. May you swim in peace. We shall never forget you.
(Photos by Center For Whale Research)
Zoom Info
arlluk:

Baby L120 Presumed Dead
The Center for Whale Research has confirmed that baby L120, only about seven weeks old and the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86, was not with his or her mother when she and other members of L pod were photographed recently in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research said “L86 was seen and photographed on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, all without L120.”—-Orca Network
What a sad, sad day. L120 was a spark of life for the endangered southern resident orcas, a much needed baby. My heart is heavy with this awful news.
Goodbye, L120. May you swim in peace. We shall never forget you.
(Photos by Center For Whale Research)
Zoom Info

arlluk:

Baby L120 Presumed Dead

The Center for Whale Research has confirmed that baby L120, only about seven weeks old and the third known offspring of a 23-year old Southern Resident orca known as L86, was not with his or her mother when she and other members of L pod were photographed recently in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research said “L86 was seen and photographed on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, all without L120.”—-Orca Network

What a sad, sad day. L120 was a spark of life for the endangered southern resident orcas, a much needed baby. My heart is heavy with this awful news.

Goodbye, L120. May you swim in peace. We shall never forget you.

(Photos by Center For Whale Research)

theincredibleorca:

Fantastic photo from the Orca Research Trust. If you want to help orcas, one way is to donate to this organization here! In addition to doing research on the New Zealand orcas, they also help whales that are stranded or tangled in fishing lines and nets. Since the NZ orcas have the highest stranding rate in the world due to a preference for prey that goes into shallow waters, it really helps!

theincredibleorca:

Fantastic photo from the Orca Research Trust. If you want to help orcas, one way is to donate to this organization here! In addition to doing research on the New Zealand orcas, they also help whales that are stranded or tangled in fishing lines and nets. Since the NZ orcas have the highest stranding rate in the world due to a preference for prey that goes into shallow waters, it really helps!

Anonymous asked:

Ur a fucking disgusting procap who deserves to be kidnapped and raped then locked in a tiny room begging for food forever. themidnightclub is right, maliathemoron is a better name for you. Kill urself

fortheloveoforca:

voicesofthedistantsea:

0ceanspirit:

freedomfororcas:

stumpytheorca:

fightingforwhales:

caong:

bondedwiththesea:

maliathemighty:

Oh look, my first anon hate! You know what? I don’t have to deal with this bullshit. The anticaps of tumblr are viciously mean and stubborn. They do not see reason. They know nothing except how to spread hate. I’m going to put every anticap I know of on ignore. I love tumblr, it’s my happy place. I already have people telling me to kill myself in real life. I have been raped. I don’t need any of you wishing it upon me. Bye anon.

Normally I don’t get involved in these types of things (I’ve been more or less distant from the pro-cap/anti-cap debates for awhile now, as I don’t find enjoyment in them and rarely are they respectful and educational) however, I have to say something about this. I don’t care what your beliefs are or what you support, under NO CIRCUMSTANCESis it ok to wish abduction, rape, death, exc. on someone for their beliefs. 

You can respectfully disagree with someone’s opinion, you can constructively debate with them, you can ignore them completely if you’d rather not get involved, but wishing bodily harm and/or threatening others completely crosses the line. It’s wrong, sick, and speaks of some serious psychological issues and insecurities on the part of the person making such horrific statements. 

Let’s clarify this one more time, because I have seen this far too many times (from people on both sides):

It is never okay to wish bodily harm, death, suicide, torture, or any other form of violent and/or potentially triggering activities upon anyone, regardless of their personal views and opinions on a topic. 

themidnightclub strikes again I see

there are no words for what is wrong with them jfc

how do y’all expect us to have reasonable debate with people if you keep telling them to kill themselves goddamn this is like the 5th person in two months

but as a side note bonded it’d be real swell if you didn’t equate psychological issues with people behaving like that

we don’t want to be associated with shitstains like that tbh

dude what the fuck. this is all kinds of not okay :/

Yea all kinds of not okay here
anyone getting any kinds of these messages - not okay

Wow, this is horrific.

I’m sorry you got this anon, maliathemighty. Seriously ashamed of this community right now.

This community is absolutely horrific. If you for one second think that sending ANYONE these kinds kinds of messages is okay, then you are 100% what is wrong with this world.

Whichever anti sent this ask, if you happen to follow me, get the fuck off my blog and unfollow me right now. I don’t want to know anyone who would send such a disgusting thing. No one deserves anything suggested in your post. By sending what you did you have committed a crime that Malia could press charges for. We can’t see who anons are but trust me Tumblr staff can and Malia should press charges for this. I’m not even kidding, maliathemighty . Report this immediatly to tumblr staff!

fun fact : if you tell someone to kill themselves
it’s considered encouraging suicide
and you can get a fine of $25,000 and 10+ years in prison.
if they actually commit you can be charged with manslaughter.

This is not funny nor is it a joke, no one deserves this hate being spewed in the direction of anyone else. That anti is a toxic pissworm, someone we do not need helping us in our anti captivity campaigns. You probably need medical mental help if your first thought to someone disagreeing with you is rape and dungeon rooms and killing themselves. Ignorance and not understanding what is being reported is no reason to send threats like this. In fact, once provided with proper sources and information, Malia changed their view on Marineland canada ASAP- because they had actual concrete evidence to look over.

Malia I’m sorry this person has said these things to you, do not let them hurt you. They’re just an angry, mewling pissbaby and you can report it. No matter if views differ or opinions are opposites, no one deserves these messages. EVER.

This is disgusting, i have had similar anon in the past, these people are horrible!

I know that no one’s online but does anyone have that source what you spew gif that was going around when pro caps were making up arguments a few months ago? It is relevant to something on my FB right now