I’ve just realised how little I’ve used my camera since my last trip. Poor thing. My photos from the beginning of my holiday are definitely going to be rusty :/

tagged → #text post #personal

kathooper:

aaronblogswhales:

blackeyedean:

You’re getting there, big guy (:

Makaio learning to kick, Shamu Up Close 18 August 2014

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Good for him! He’s so huge OMG
blackeyedean
wait why is the captions saying shamu up close? I thought that show was done, did I miss something..? :o

They’re doing testing for it between 1&3pm to see if it generates enough interest to bring it back in the limited space beside DWS

Do you know anything about the testing? Like, how long its going on for?

tagged → #fab photos! #makaio #orca #chat

Toys for Dolphins and Whales | SeaWorld San Diego

Video just posted by SeaWorld showing some cetacean EEDs.

tagged → #seaworld #shamu #whale #dolphin #video
blackeyedean:

To quote MakaioAndMalia, “Big Sisters Do It Better.”
Makaio and Nalani, Shamu Up Close 18 August 2014
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blackeyedean:

To quote MakaioAndMalia, “Big Sisters Do It Better.”

Makaio and Nalani, Shamu Up Close 18 August 2014

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tagged → #orca #makaio #nalani
kyrrahaf:

Lovely Lady on Flickr.
Such a sweetheart. Malia, taken on 5/13/14. 
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kyrrahaf:

Lovely Lady on Flickr.

Such a sweetheart. Malia, taken on 5/13/14. 

Do not repost here or on any other media without credit or permission. Do not remove my watermark. Thank you!

tagged → #corky #orca
Anonymous asked: Do you know how long SW has been planning the Blue World Project (or know anyone on Tumblr who might and who I can send an anonymous ask). I can not wait for this!!!

I have no idea how long they have had this in the works, in all honestly. It depends how far into this they are. A good indication of this would be what kind of planning and permit processes they’ve gotten through, but I have no info pertaining to this. Anyone else?

Personally, after re-reading those tweets from Jason Garcia that I posted earlier [x] I think they had at least started planning/blue-skying this project from at least September last year, probably longer. That’s just my hunch though, I have nothing substantive to back it up.

Anybody else know anything more for anon?

caong:

seaslaverysucks:

caong:

For the love of all that is holy, you guys!

Can you not compare AI of animals to rape?

Like what the actual hell is wrong with you?????

I don’t agree with AI in the case of cetaceans at all, but comparing it with what rape victims go through is a shitty thing to do.

DON’T DO IT.

Seriously? It’s the same thing.

Rape: the crime of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse without their consent and against their will

Animals do not know that they’re being forced to endure such procedures to cause a pregnancy. You think Kalia knew semen was being shoved up her vagina via a plastic tube? She was trained to undergo the procedure. Do you honestly believe Takara and her mother, Kasatka, knew they would both be impregnated by the same whale of a different ecotype, living thousands of miles away?

You think Ulises, Kshamenk, and Tilikum know they are being masturbated by their trainers so their semen can be shipped to various parks to impregnate unknowing females so that new babies will be produced in captivity to prolong the unnecessary shows, all for the sake of profits? I highly doubt that.

If you had an 8 year old daughter, you would not shrug this over your shoulder so lightly if someone came into her school and shoved a semen-filled tube up her vagina, now would you?

Rape is rape, and so is forced pregnancy; it doesn’t matter the species.

Lemme open by asking you this: What the actual fuck is wrong with you for the love of Jesus?

A) Dictionary definitions. Huge no no.

B) THERE IS NO SEX INVOLVED IN AI. If it still works how I remember it, a tube is inserted, semen is delivered, TADAA, AI’ED! No sex is involved at any stage!

C) Rape is an act of a sexual nature that the victim DID NOT CONSENT TO. Animals have no concept of consent. The definition you just used literally only applies to human beings.

The fact that you don’t see what’s wrong with comparing CHILD RAPE to AI of an animal boggles my fucking mind, holy Gods. Comparing the horrifying experiences rape victims go through to an animal having a tube inserted in them is not only false equivalence, it’s fucking ridiculous and makes light of the suffering of ACTUAL RAPE VICTIMS.

And guess what jinglebells, SPECIES DOES MATTER. Humans can be raped because we have a concept of consent. Animals can’t be raped by others because HEY NO CONCEPT OF CONSENT ISN’T THAT WILD?

What the actual fuck are you smoking, holy shit.

justbebrave:

commersonii:

Everyone is posting audio, i’m not gonna talk. But I did finally figure out how to get this wonderful audio on here. This came from some underwater video footage I took once upon a time. Unfortunately, can’t share the video for privacy reasons.

Bad ass!

This is awesome, where was it recorded?