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This blog is to inform people about Orca and other cetaceans, from individual stories to laws, as i learn i hope you all will learn with me.

I am an animator not a scientist and this blog is run by someone with anti captivity beliefs but i do tend to keep my posts neutral and informative.

stumpytheorcaadmin / posted on 24 April 2014

freedomforwhales:

brazilian-orca:

loveroforcas:

According to Digital Journal, sources inside SeaWorld have said Kalia is going to be moved in May to SWSA. I’m going to be sick…

No, no, no. They’re going to move a pregnant whale and take her away from Kasatka. They are out of their fucking minds.

Impregnating a female forcibly at an unusually young age, then snatching her away from her mother whom she shares a lifelong emotional bond with, while endangering Kalia’s unborn calf from putting her under the stress of a move while pregnant.

Great fucking idea Seaworld.

^ seaworld right now ^


TAGS: because i cannot see the logic in this move

stumpytheorcaadmin via sweet-kiska / posted on 24 April 2014 orca-spirit:

stumpytheorca:

sweet-kiska:

I made a thing.

Breeds whales as young as 6? anyone got any verification on this, I thought it was 8 

Orcas are pregnant for 17 months right? Kalina turned 7 in september 1992 and Keet was born february 1993. I guess she could have gotten pregnant just before her 7th birthday. That’s really young wow i never noticed how young she was when they started breeding her :/

your spot on - I get so confused with K names i thought the OP was referring to Kalia i was a letter off -headdesk-

orca-spirit:

stumpytheorca:

sweet-kiska:

I made a thing.

Breeds whales as young as 6? anyone got any verification on this, I thought it was 8 

Orcas are pregnant for 17 months right? Kalina turned 7 in september 1992 and Keet was born february 1993. I guess she could have gotten pregnant just before her 7th birthday.

That’s really young wow i never noticed how young she was when they started breeding her :/

your spot on - I get so confused with K names i thought the OP was referring to Kalia 
i was a letter off -headdesk-


TAGS: gave birth aged seven and a half fuck seaworld right now

stumpytheorcaadmin via dutchorca / posted on 24 April 2014

dutchorca:

Just an FYI, I keep seeing people claiming Morgan beached herself and had to be rescued because of that.

I’d like to point out for the sake of clarity, that she never beached. She was obviously in trouble because she was underweight and alone but she never beached herself.

She was found swimming alone in the Waddenzee and hoisted out of the water eventually by employees of the Dolfinarium Harderwijk, when efforts to lead her back to the open sea failed.


TAGS: the photos that killed stumpy ...a free morgan

stumpytheorcaadmin via sweet-kiska / posted on 24 April 2014 sweet-kiska:

I made a thing.

Breeds whales as young as 6? anyone got any verification on this, I thought it was 8 

sweet-kiska:

I made a thing.

Breeds whales as young as 6? anyone got any verification on this, I thought it was 8 

(via themagicof-orca)


stumpytheorcaadmin / posted on 24 April 2014

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

I also feel like I need to point out that according to this report done on the whales’ hearing, Morgan IS hearing-impaired.

An example of what they found:
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"The click-evoked AEPs measured in most of the killer whales at Loro Parque resemble the expected pattern of evoked responses to this stimulus type previously reported for this species (Szymanski et al. 1999). The lack of a click-evoked response in the killer whale, Morgan, suggests that this animal suffers from a hearing deficit.

The magnitude and frequency range over which the hearing deficit occurs cannot be specified with the techniques used here as the click stimulus lacks the frequency specificity necessary for frequency-specific threshold measures. Nevertheless, it can be concluded based upon the recording of click-evoked responses at varying click levels in other whales that Morgan’s hearing ability is at least 20– 30 dB worse than the hearing sensitivity of the other whales tested.

It is possible that Morgan suffers from a profound hearing deficit, or even complete loss of hearing, but the frequency range and magnitude of the loss cannot be determined through currently employed electrophysiological means.”

It’s not a question of if she has a problem, it’s a question of how bad the problem is. That is what’s not known. 

The report’s originating institution and authors do not seem suspect, unlike the shitty veterinarian documentation brought up at the court case.

I find it very galling that this has not been brought up more in this discussion.This is probably why she was lost and emaciated to begin with. :\

But this makes the situation a million times more complicated and awful.

Thanks for this, its quite an interesting read.

Thing is the latest appeal was related to the decision that was made to transfer Morgan to loro parque in 2011 instead of a sea pen for release/rehab like she was meant to be. So her hearing loss/current situation really wasn’t brought up in court because it was not available information at the time (i just had a read through and it wasn’t mentioned/brought up ) so for the moment I think that is why its not been brought up more in discussions. 

Also random thought has the hearing of other whales from the area of her capture been tested? I’m not saying she’s not impaired but they could have different hearing ranges perhaps (or am i going too far fetched here?)

 The cited study reference they considered a baseline (S
zymanski et al. 1999) X was completed on captive orca (Yaka and Vigga a northern resident (A5 pod) and Icelandic respectively) from different areas of the world.


TAGS: discussion okay i need to get back to work now

stumpytheorcaadmin / posted on 24 April 2014

If Morgan is deaf, how come she vocalises?
77 odd percent of her vocals were matched to p-pod so she had hearing enough to learn them right?

And orca forage using echolocation which they don’t interpret though hearing but through the vibrations they feel.

also did anyone find reference to Morgans hearing in the court document? I don’t recall seeing any

/random musings

edit **this was meant to go in my drafts! **


/ posted on 24 April 2014

Anonymous asked

What happened with morgan? Did the verdict come in?

stumpytheorca replied

Unfortunately yes,

The appeal was denied so Morgan stays at Lori Parque. The appeal was related to her original transfer to the park (its been a long time in the works)

Free Morgan arn’t giving up though so neither am I


/ posted on 24 April 2014

http://cute-whales.tumblr.com/post/83664851348/kamairuka-tbh-im-upset-by-that-coming-here

cute-whales:

kamairuka:

Tbh, I’m upset by that. Coming here and insulting my friends for the sake of an “experiment”, seriously?? Not even to mention our conversations. Today was already an upsetting day and this is the icing on the cake.

I’m mostly angry at them for how they treated you. You’re an…

Cute whales pretty much covered it here but you really are amazing and a blog I always turn to.

I wanted to reply on that ask when ‘ms social experiment’ was being an arse but I promised myself not to feed the troll

But yea keep up being amazing I guess :3


TAGS: awesome folk here

stumpytheorcaadmin / posted on 24 April 2014

fortheloveoforca:

betheirvoiceseathechange:

fortheloveoforca:

betheirvoiceseathechange:

kalia-s:

Hello.

This tumblog was a social experiment, and the persona behind it a fictional being.

Thank you for participating. Kalia-s will be deactivated at the end of the day.

Called it? Lol

LOL 

Funniest part was not that antis got mad, but that some pro caps loved this blog OMG like no…

I know hahahahaha

I thought that blog took a weird u-turn.

But really what the hell? An experiment to find out what exactly? How far you could go in insulting people before they snapped back? How much you could wound people who showed you nothing but kindness?

I hope it was worth it.


TAGS: social experiment?! really?! icing on the damned cake

stumpytheorcaadmin / posted on 23 April 2014

derangedhyena-delphinidae:

Oh. I just got an idea on how to express this situation with Morgan aptly.

Would anyone care to help out by linking me to source material of anything and everything Seaworld has said about Morgan, both re: the recent decision and otherwise?

I have this one about the transfer in 2011 which has quotes from the spokesperson directly
otherwise I don’t have much else to hand that I know for sure has sea-worlds voice on it

any followers have anything?


TAGS: morgan