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BREAK IT DOON!

British anti-captivity blogger in love with all things whale and marine life, and loves to learn about them too. Blog focus's on Wild Whales, mostly Stumpy X163 and Orca in the North Atlanic.




capt-admin via scottish-orca / posted on 27 August 2014


TAGS: shots fired

capt-admin / posted on 27 August 2014

darling-taima:

caong:

stumpytheorca:

caong:

darling-taima:

You know, one day, a West Coaster is going to die and I am going to be so heartbroken, I don’t know what I’ll do

They’re so dear to my heart, I can’t even begin to think about what I’ll be like

We’re all going to be total wrecks on that day. I don’t even want to imagine it :(

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We’ll just have to invent a way to make them live forever before any of them die. It’s totally do-able.

Tbh, I personally think Comet is incapable of dying or illness because he is in fact, a god. So, we need more of him

we need to make more Comets.

They need to learn how to reproduce through Mitosis, they’re growing big enough. 
I think Comet may have figured it out already tbh.

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capt-admin / posted on 27 August 2014

caong:

mothbug:

Does anyone know of any good resources I can use to teach myself how to recognize and identify different orcas?

I love them and I’m super interested in learning more and I see so many people who can just casually recognize individual orcas by their fins like TEACH ME YOUR WAYS

You can use this one for the UK West Coast group! They’re a small population and everyone’s pretty distinctive, so it’d be a good one to start with. Followers, I know some of you have resources for the other populations!

thesaddlepatch had a post awhile back X all we could find of up-to date ID pdfs :)

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capt-admin / posted on 27 August 2014

caong:

darling-taima:

You know, one day, a West Coaster is going to die and I am going to be so heartbroken, I don’t know what I’ll do

They’re so dear to my heart, I can’t even begin to think about what I’ll be like

We’re all going to be total wrecks on that day. I don’t even want to imagine it :(

 

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TAGS: NO YOU DON'T GET TO SAY THAT I KNOW ITS INEVITABLE BUT NO DAMNIT I WANT THERE TO BE A CALF GOOD NEWS GOOD NOT BAD ALSO ANYONE DARE SAY ANYTHING LIKE 'WHERES THE ACTIVISTS' I WILL TEAR THEM TO FUCKING SHREADS WITH MY BARE HANDS

capt-admin / posted on 27 August 2014

darling-taima:

I always describe Floppy Fin is literally the biggest, most precious potato

And now you guys get it

Floppy Fin is the biggest, most precious potato

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TAGS: he is hes fucking huge

capt-admin / posted on 27 August 2014

If you guys don’t know who Stumpy is or who the West Coasters/Northern Isles are by name title and their nicknames (Ie Precious Potato/Camera Hog/Danger Mouse) then clearly this blog’s not doing its job right and needs to step up its game.

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TAGS: seriously

capt-admin / posted on 27 August 2014

darling-taima:

Getting stumpytheorca hella hyped for Deep Sea World, yes

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TAGS: I AM SO HYPED

capt-admin via scottish-orca / posted on 27 August 2014

scottish-orca:

Meet the West Coast Community: W02 Floppy Fin
Type: Atlantic Orca Type 2
Status: Alive
Catalogued:
 1992
Estimated Age: Unknown
Range: West of the British Isles from the south Irish Sea to the North outer Hebrides, and the west of Ireland along the Atlantic seaboard.
Pod Member: 2/10

About:
Floppy Fin is an adult male orca with another distinctive dorsal that flops over to the left. He is often sighted with either the whole pod or in a smaller group of just him, W01 and W03. 

Photos

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TAGS: figured he needed a reblog

capt-admin via 4thecetaceans / posted on 27 August 2014

cetacean-captivity:

4thecetaceans:

In six days, the horrific slaughter will once again begin.
Every year in September dolphins are herded into the infamous #the cove. The dolphins are slaughtered mercilessly (see the quota in an earlier post) the ones not slaughtered will be taken by marine mammal trainers for swim with the dolphin programs and shows.
By supporting marine parks who do this, you are supporting the slaughter.
So what can you do?
Donate to @dolphin_project Or save Japan’s Dolphins.  Volunteer, right a letter to the Japanese embassy. Sign a petition!
But most of all DONT BUY A TICKET to marine parks that have cetaceans.
#taiji #stoptheslaughter #dolphins #procap #anticap #whales #thecove #blackfish

hello, fun fact, not all marine parks participate in drive fisheries and boycotting them does nothing to help Japanese dolphins at all. To check to see if the facility you plan on visiting is at all involved in Taiji, see if they are on this list. If they are, they have not been involved with drive fisheries for 20+ years! 

Boycotting does nothing to help the dolphins being slaughtered, but neither does visiting except show the companies that do profit in these hunts that there is still a market there.Also if the parks have not been involved for 20+ years why? If I were a park holding cetaceans and cared for these animals I would want to raise awareness and try to make them stop slaughtering the breed I cared for and about. Not really a fun fact…. 

cetacean-captivity:

4thecetaceans:

In six days, the horrific slaughter will once again begin.

Every year in September dolphins are herded into the infamous #the cove. The dolphins are slaughtered mercilessly (see the quota in an earlier post) the ones not slaughtered will be taken by marine mammal trainers for swim with the dolphin programs and shows.

By supporting marine parks who do this, you are supporting the slaughter.

So what can you do?

Donate to @dolphin_project Or save Japan’s Dolphins.
Volunteer, right a letter to the Japanese embassy. Sign a petition!

But most of all DONT BUY A TICKET to marine parks that have cetaceans.

#taiji #stoptheslaughter #dolphins #procap #anticap #whales #thecove #blackfish

hello, fun fact, not all marine parks participate in drive fisheries and boycotting them does nothing to help Japanese dolphins at all. To check to see if the facility you plan on visiting is at all involved in Taiji, see if they are on this list. If they are, they have not been involved with drive fisheries for 20+ years! 

Boycotting does nothing to help the dolphins being slaughtered, but neither does visiting except show the companies that do profit in these hunts that there is still a market there.

Also if the parks have not been involved for 20+ years why? If I were a park holding cetaceans and cared for these animals I would want to raise awareness and try to make them stop slaughtering the breed I cared for and about. 

Not really a fun fact…. 

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TAGS: i should go to bed

/ posted on 27 August 2014

Anonymous asked

I didn't realize how much bigger the west coasters are as opposed to icelandic and pacific orcas! Do you have any pictures that put their size into more perspective or anything? This is really cool!

scottish-orca replied

Unfortunately they really are not photographed/filmed often and if they are its in open water with no real size equation. However you inspired me so .. here are some artistically rendered images to illustrate the size of the west coasters 

Image sources: Comet John Tilikum 

They are not the largest orca around however! Antarctic orca type A are the largest with an average size of 9m. (only .5m larger in the average but still)

capt-admin replied

TAGS: i love these however they will be taken down soon i dont feel too comfortable with the editing of photos even for science