NEW ORCA CALF IN PUNTA NORTE
Llen (PTN-010), female born approx. in the year 2000, presumably born to Ishtar showed up April 13 at Punta Norte with a newborn calf. March 24 this year a big group of orca was observed and photographed off the coast of Puerto Piramides in Golfo Nuevo, Peninsula Valdes. Out of the over 50 images we’ve got of this orca that day, none shows her with a calf. This would indicate that this calf was born between March 24 and April 13, 2014. Llen is a strander. This is her first calf.
(foto Jorge Cazenave)
There may be a second addition as well. PNOR posts:
[…] Only Maga and Mica stranded that day. Valen, which is a great hunter, stayed back looking after her calf, only a couple of months old.
Exciting news, hopefully the Southern Residents surprise us with new calves, too! :)
Also friendly reminder while that picture is floating around:
There are still a horrifying amount of procaps just here on tumblr that support live-capture fisheries for cetaceans.
They love these animals so much they’re happy to see them get forcibly dragged away from their families (who may…
when u can’t figure out how to reblog something because of someone’s theme
Ikaika sucks !
how the fuck do you bash an animal and call them stupid
the lows you people sink to knows no bounds
Pro caps off their rockers these days? Yikes.
And just when i thought they could no longer surprise me with how idiotic they could be
unless this is a troll but I’ve seen some who are totally legit about hating on Ikaika so…yeah. This is probably for real.
Hey guess what? You suck for calling an animal stupid.
(or the problems with the new orca bill)
After watching Blackfish many times, I definitely agree with legislation to improve the treatment of captive orcas. But I’m not sure I agree with the one that’s actually being proposed.
I’m not sure she knows what sea pens entail…The whales wouldn’t have to hunt live fish so no, they won’t die of starvation. And she makes it sound like Keiko died of some exotic “foreign pathogen” from being in the ocean. But he died of pneumonia, a disease that (by my count) nearly 40 captive orcas have died from.
I lose followers whenever I get excited about something.
I lost 3 followers after replying the quick facts thing
Editorial Illustration for the Blackfish issue
A point by point deconstruction of SeaWorld’s latest attempt to critique and discredit the depiction of killer whale captivity in Blackfish.
Sometimes I get sad because you know that Malia has to notice the lack of a mother, just as Nalani has to notice the lack of a father.
I just get sad about whales.
And certainly Trua wonders where his own mother is. And Tilikum no doubt has to notice the very obvious lack of Taima. Anthropomorphizing aside, they have to notice it.