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Normal Katie Elizabeth O'Neil
moana_matron_designs Think this is the time out with Ingrid that I got sunburn, as opposed to the time out with Ingrid that I repeatedly threw up over the side of her boat. I'm such a good ocean scientist... 🐋 2w
  •   jayro_86 Omg I've been dying to do this!!! But I'm a little scared I've gone whale watching on a boat and got terribly sea sick. Didn't even get to see them since I was to busy enjoying out my stomach 1w
  •   moana_matron_designs I feel your pain @jayro_86! Always got sea sick, even got sick on my first time out worn Ingrid and it was basically a flat calm day. Nothing I'd ever tried before worked for me, but I got 'Sea Legs' tabs on someone's recommendation and they've made a HUGE difference for me 1w
  •   moana_matron_designs With* Ingrid 1w
  •   jayro_86 *emptying 1w
  •   jayro_86 Thanks for the tip! I might just get the courage to the the kayaking thing instead. I might have a heart attack if we get close to one but hey at least I'll die happy lol how did you get to meet Ingrid?? 1w
  •   moana_matron_designs Kayaking would still be the same so definitely test the pills out too @jayro_86. I contacted Ingrid when I first moved to New Zealand and was lucky enough that she was taking on volunteers 1w
  •   jayro_86 How lucky!!! Thanks for the heads up! 1w

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Normal Umut Can Kazanlıoğlu
  •   mertantika Simdi diyelimki siskosun die sana balina deseler... 2w
  •   umut.kazanlioglu desinler değişemem, desinler değişemem 2w

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seaslaverysucks Food for thought:
Why do many captivity supporters oppose captures of wild killer whales and say they wish they hadn't occurred, yet they so adamantly oppose the idea of retiring the animals and phasing out captivity? Had captures never taken place, there would not be any orcas held in small pools for the sole purpose of entertainment and forming "connections." So why is it OK to keep these animals in unnatural conditions, breed them like no tomorrow, and work them to the day they die? Why is this considered acceptable? Is it really that important for you to become a "Shamu trainer" or to see these animals up close on your own accord? I do not understand how anyone can repeat how much they care only for the well-being of the captives when they continuously put their own desires above the needs of the animals. If the killer whales are not retired to sea pens, why is phasing them out in captivity (and ending the breeding program) out of the question? Probably because there would eventually be no more beloved performers to do flips and splash your face. To anyone who supports captivity, REALLY ask yourself why you do so—rescues of other species are irrelevant to the topic of killer whales.

Artwork by derangedhyena-delphinidae on Tumblr.
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  •   susankaylee I've wondered the same. 3w
  •   seaslaverysucks @fishfreak03 Might I remind you of the non-profit facilities that solely rescue, rehab, and release animals without exploiting them for profits or accepting government funds and tax kickbacks? For example, the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California relies on public donations alone, and has rescued over 18,000 mammals since 1975; SeaWorld (3 parks in 3 different states) has rescued 23,000 animals since its opening 50 years ago. While it is nice that SeaWorld does do some form of rescue (irrelevant to holding show animals captive), rescue programs can very well exist without profits, contrary to what you say. 3w
  •   kathooper I don't think she means breeding them to release, I believe she means seeing animals up close in zoo settings should theoretically make people care more about their wild counterparts, and that money made can go towards helping rescues take place. Is that what you meant, @fishfreak03? 2w
  •   fishfreak03 Yes that is what I meant @kathooper not everyone can go to the wild and with dropping numbers it will be hard to see select animals. And seaworld is up to 24,000. I never said its not possible without profit but it is much more difficult, and one less facility rescuing animals is not a good situation. 2w
  •   seaslaverysucks @fishfreak03 Oh, but where on this post did I say SeaWorld should completely shut down? I do not vocalize that at all. I want SeaWorld to change its business model to rescue, rehab, release only. No shows. No forced breeding. No "training." 2w
  •   laurenlambert3 I don't think allowing people to come see them in captivity helps their wild counterparts as the reason most people go to see them in captivity is so they don't have to see them in the wild much less give two thoughts towards them. Most parks advertise their animals attracting lots of people to come see their animals and educate the people with invalid facts all to make a profit. So how does any of this seem to relate to the topic of helping the wild pods, or herds or whatever animal you choose to discuss. 2w
  •   xox.judo_girl.xox I love orcas, everyone should, together we can save the orcas, why do people have to harm them, if only the people who hunt them and put them in captivity could just watch black fish it would change there feelings, them people make me sick #HEART ORCAS 2w
  •   enrique_axl_rose @jss_h2oz te parece bien...pobres orcas...:'-( 5d

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cheezetian Orcinus orca, my spirit animal. Can't wait to get one inked! #orcinus #orca #killerwhale 4w

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river.dragon "Subantarctic Type D" digital painting by A. Rose (me, hooray!) The subject is a very rare variety of killer whale, known through fewer than 15 sightings worldwide, the first recorded one being in 1955. #killerwhale #orca #orcaart #orcawhale #typedorca #typedkillerwhale #subantarctic #orcinusorca #orcinus #wildorca #wildorcaart #amberrose #amberroseart #arose #aroseart #riverdragon #riverdragonart 4w

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foxmuldermike In fact, no matter where... Shamu will always dreams of being free.
#shamu #orca #orcinus #killerwhale #whale #seaworld
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frosttortoise 'Hate to see you go, but love to watch you leave.' Yeah, I went there. #killerwhale #orca #orcinus #soveryrainy #westcoast #exploreBC #BC #whales #justkeepswimming #animals 2mon

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vanusara #agenda octubre #orcinus leninsus #unc #orca 2mon

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frosttortoise Say whaaaaat?! Got to see some of these beauties hunting some sea lions. Awesome. Awesome to the max. #orca #orcinus #killerwhales #whales #exploreBC #BC #wildlife #westcoast #animals #divelife #huntingparty 2mon

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