In 2012, SeaWorld applied to NOAA to purchase a pacific white sided dolphin named Kirara. Although captive born, Kirara’s parent were both wild caught from Kyoto, Japan using set nets. Which means both parents were caught on purpose, stolen from the wild.
Kirara currently resides in Kamogawa Sea World (not the sane company as SeaWorld US). Kamogawa is another entertainment-through-slavery facility of which Japan alone has more than 50, mostly ‘stocked’ with animals stolen from the wild. This particular place for instance houses the Orcas Bingo (now deceased) and Stella captured in Iceland, three Belugas captured in Canada and Russia, and Bottlenose, Common, Risso’s and Pacific White-sided dolphins originating from the wild. Kamogawa is associated with drive fisheries including Taiji dolphin drive.
The permit has been approved and SeaWorld is given til 2017 to import her into USA. SeaWorld who claims to be the top in conservation and rehabilitation , should not be buying dolphins. The dolphins in their care should only be rescued and unable to return to the wild.
And Kamogawa aquarium will use the money from SeaWorld to purchase more Taiji dolphins. If SeaWorld condemns Taiji and drive fisheries, they should not associate themselves with any Japanese marine parks. by loveearthanimals http://ift.tt/1t2MXNr
Snorkeling with orcas and humpback whales in Krøttøy, Norway.
(This is my biggest dream. This is what I wish for more than anything.)
This is a recent photo of Rhapsody. She is going to pop anytime now. BBs everywhere. Thank you to karaisdeadmom for showing me this.
Here’s a shot from our naturalist Brooke McKinley of the newest member of L-pod: L120
This was taken from the IE4 on September 12 (x)
Members of the A42s having a play together.
White orca was sighted in Fourth Kuril Strait!
"August 28, we stumbled upon a large aggregation of killer whales in the Fourth Kuril Strait. We stayed in a thick fog, heard powerful breaths, and suddenly right next to the boat a white orca surfaced. Albino orcas are quite rare, a few years ago we reported on the meetings with the white killer whales in another area of the Russian Far East - the Commander Islands, where we observed several white individuals, including adult male. During this time a white killer whale was small - probably a juvenile. Wish her a long happy life in the Far Eastern seas! "- Said Sc.D. Alexander Burdin.
Melon Headed Whales - Kona (by MissPuakai)