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stumpytheorcaadmin via 0ceanspirit / posted on 29 July 2014

darling-taima:

0ceanspirit:

More images of the Baleshare Beach orca have been shared. The necropsy will be done on this animal today. I’m not sure if it is because he has been on the beach an the sun has dehydrated him, but he looks incredibly thin.

I have only posted the images that may help to identify this poor fellow.

Photo source

Since the weather here has been grey and overcast, with spatterings of rain, I dout the sun has had any effect. I shall try and ID the poor love post haste though

Wish i hadn’t investigated the source, much as I needed other photos to help with ID, Did they really have to pose with him? 
on one photo you can even see where someone’s clearly put their foot on him too.
>___<

(However with our speculation so far, despite it being on the west coast we don’t think its the west coaster- the shape of the male/the eyepatch don’t fit)

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stumpytheorcaadmin via scottish-orca / posted on 29 July 2014

scottish-orca:

021 Northern Isles Pod or IF-4  as she is known in Iceland is making the round trip again to scotland this summer, just a few months ago she was sighted in Kolgrafafjordur&#160;! What a trip!x

scottish-orca:

021 Northern Isles Pod or IF-4  as she is known in Iceland is making the round trip again to scotland this summer, just a few months ago she was sighted in Kolgrafafjordur ! What a trip!

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/ posted on 29 July 2014

Anonymous asked

Dont you agree with orca adoption? (im not trying to be rude, im just curious.)

stumpytheorcaadmin replied

Completely agree with orca adoption, I think its a fantastic thing and it should be done with all the orca around the world to help fund research into where its needed.

Im assuming this is because of the gif I added to the anon ask? It’s a joke because I cannot see how someone would think it was a bad thing! 


/ posted on 29 July 2014

Anonymous asked

why do you adopt the orcas? isn´t that even as worse as keeping them like in sealife? I just want to know why, I don´t judge or anything

0ceanspirit replied

The orca adoption is symbolic. You don’t actually take home an orca and put it in your bath tub. The money you spend on the adoption funds research and conservation efforts for the Southern Resident population, the only orca population in the world that is listed as endangered.

With the adoption packet you get a ton of information about the Southern Residents as well as photos of your “adopted” animal. Every year they also have new patches that go out with adoption packets, I’ve basically started to collect the patches. 

So, no. It’s not worse. It’s not even comparable. It’s supporting the preservation of a threatened population, which is something I am more than happy to support. 

stumpytheorcaadmin replied

betheirvoiceseathechange:

Errrr what?


stumpytheorcaadmin / posted on 29 July 2014

scottish-orca:

image

West Coast Community

Who is seen with who

(odd that Floppy Fin and John Coe aren’t photographed together that often, I’ve heard that they are usually seen together)

Source: X

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stumpytheorcaadmin via pangolinart / posted on 29 July 2014

kanduvii:

pangolinart:

(don’t worry, we’ll be back to your regularly scheduled ninja turtles programming soon)

(also sorry about the picture quality, i haven’t had a working scanner in awhile :()

Recently I’ve been reading extensively about Marineland Canada, a place I used to really enjoy visiting and whose animals are dear to my heart (Ontarians all know the “Everyone Loves Marineland” ear worm commercial!). Recently, after a lot of a research (and not being 13 any more) my stance on whale and dolphin captivity has changed significantly, where I no longer support it and don’t believe these animals, with all their self-awareness and smarts, do well there at all.

Marineland’s a prime example because Marineland, it turns out, is a literal whale death trap.

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So I draw if you’re curious, I haven’t drawn whales in ages though so sorry about the quality!

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/ posted on 29 July 2014

Anonymous asked

"but seaworld inspires people to care about the animals." bullshit. as soon as tilikum didn't put on the show these people had paid for they got up and walked out. do you really think any of them ever gave tilikum a second thought? they DON'T care about him other than the disappointment they felt because he didn't do circus tricks for them. None of these people were inspired to care about Tilikum or any other animal in or outside of Seaworld.

betheirvoiceseathechange replied

^^^^^ you are absolutely right my friend. I’ll be making a post on the guests at SW soon, hopefully. Nothing bad just the way they are in general, and their lack of understanding and caring for these animals. At Underwater Viewing, they literally come over to the glass, if they see a whale they just want to take a picture or two and then say “okay let’s go eat now I’m staaaaarving” or “let’s go see the dolphins” “this is boring.” They don’t care about the animals welfare or the animals in general at all.

stumpytheorcaadmin replied

sayonaraseaworld:

And my suspicions about the kind of people who visit SeaWorld are confirmed.  


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stumpytheorcaadmin via stumpytheorca / posted on 29 July 2014

seaslaverysucks:

stumpytheorca:

Stumpy Fact #6 Despite being an estimated 19-20 years old Stumpy is still the same size as a small calf.

Which Stumpy is this about? Do you post about all three or just one in specific?

I post about two of them, Norwegian Stumpy (above) and South Africa Stumpy. You can tell because i refer to Norwegian Stumpy as &#8216;Stumpy&#8217; (she&#8217;s who I started this blog for after all and I was posting about her before I discovered the other two). Then SA Stumpy I nicknamed him &#8216;Juvie-Stumpy&#8217; just for less confusion though I think I have only posted about him twice due to lack of much information.The third &#8216;Stumpy&#8217; (Aka Chopfin - I didn&#8217;t give him that nickname he just has two names) isn&#8217;t a disabled orca so I don&#8217;t post about him. 

seaslaverysucks:

stumpytheorca:

Stumpy Fact #6

Despite being an estimated 19-20 years old Stumpy is still the same size as a small calf.

Which Stumpy is this about? Do you post about all three or just one in specific?

I post about two of them, Norwegian Stumpy (above) and South Africa Stumpy. You can tell because i refer to Norwegian Stumpy as ‘Stumpy’ (she’s who I started this blog for after all and I was posting about her before I discovered the other two). Then SA Stumpy I nicknamed him ‘Juvie-Stumpy’ just for less confusion though I think I have only posted about him twice due to lack of much information.

The third ‘Stumpy’ (Aka Chopfin - I didn’t give him that nickname he just has two names) isn’t a disabled orca so I don’t post about him. 

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stumpytheorcaadmin via stumpytheorca / posted on 29 July 2014

stumpytheorca:

Stumpy Fact #6 Despite being an estimated 19-20 years old Stumpy is still the same size as a small calf.

stumpytheorca:

Stumpy Fact #6

Despite being an estimated 19-20 years old Stumpy is still the same size as a small calf.

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