russianorcas:

Pods of Pirat, Icarus and Businka were spotted in Avacha Gulf this morning.Photographer - Tatiana IvkovichSource: (x)

russianorcas:

Pods of Pirat, Icarus and Businka were spotted in Avacha Gulf this morning.
Photographer - Tatiana Ivkovich
Source: (x)

28 notes   •   August 20 2014, 03:01 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
orcalovingbeing:

Orcas in Grundarfjordur, Iceland (x)

orcalovingbeing:

Orcas in Grundarfjordur, Iceland (x)

35 notes   •   August 20 2014, 02:00 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

orcalovingbeing:

Orcas in Grundarfjordur, Iceland (x)

119 notes   •   August 20 2014, 01:35 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

SeaWorld’s Most Rewarding and Traumatic Job 

fightingforwhales:

Please read this new article from Tim Zimmermann. It contains horrific new stories about SeaWorld, told by ex-trainers.

Truly frightening to know what goes on behind the scenes at SeaWorld…

30 notes   •   August 20 2014, 01:00 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE
dreams-of-whales:

tempest1944:

deepblueseawhales:

Mega (by fekete.zita)

Holy crap…that Victoria whale watching boat is rather close!!

It looks like they’re in neutral or maybe even drifting so Mega probably popped up that close. We had that happen yesterday with Wave Walker. He was about a half mile behind and inshore of us and we were watching some whales about 350 yards off and then all of the sudden here was Wave Walker right next to the boat. :) I really don’t think the whale watch boats (the responsible ones at least) bother the whales much at all. The private boaters that run right through the whales and the freighter traffic are by far more impactful. Thank goodness for Soundwatch, WDFW, and even the local sheriff for being out as much as they can to try to educate and/or fine offenders.

dreams-of-whales:

tempest1944:

deepblueseawhales:

Mega (by fekete.zita)

Holy crap…that Victoria whale watching boat is rather close!!

It looks like they’re in neutral or maybe even drifting so Mega probably popped up that close. We had that happen yesterday with Wave Walker. He was about a half mile behind and inshore of us and we were watching some whales about 350 yards off and then all of the sudden here was Wave Walker right next to the boat. :) I really don’t think the whale watch boats (the responsible ones at least) bother the whales much at all. The private boaters that run right through the whales and the freighter traffic are by far more impactful. Thank goodness for Soundwatch, WDFW, and even the local sheriff for being out as much as they can to try to educate and/or fine offenders.

65 notes   •   August 20 2014, 12:43 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

Whale of a fight over bringing Belugas to US 

The Georgia Aquarium is at it again!!! Vote no!

23 notes   •   August 20 2014, 10:13 AM
fightingforwhales:

Apparently this lag followed Onyx around for an hour the other day, totally annoying him. Onyx kept trying to get away but the lag wouldn’t leave him alone!

fightingforwhales:

Apparently this lag followed Onyx around for an hour the other day, totally annoying him. Onyx kept trying to get away but the lag wouldn’t leave him alone!

Op-Ed: Woes continue for suicidal SeaWorld as it eyes foreign markets 

Fantastic editorial.

10 notes   •   August 19 2014, 07:37 PM
#seaworld   #captivity   #anticap   #orca   
deepblueseawhales:

Big Male Tailslap (by tomdearheart)

deepblueseawhales:

Big Male Tailslap (by tomdearheart)

76 notes   •   August 19 2014, 07:00 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE

SeaWorld won't appeal ruling keeping whale trainers out of water 

teamorkid:

R.I.P Waterworks

76 notes   •   August 19 2014, 06:05 PM   •   VIA   •   SOURCE