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(Daily Mail)   SeaWorld Texas celebrates the birth of what might be the last captive killer whale   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2017-04-21 12:12:55 PM  
3 votes:

AquaTatanka: smunns: [img.fark.net image 850x637]

It is not "normal".  It's a sign of bad health.  Yes, it happens in the wild... to sick and malnourished orca.


This^

That dorsal fin gets a good workout in the open ocean with the currents, waves, backwash from other orcas (they're moving in herds...they do move in herds!). Plus, killer whales are basically oversized dolphins and nearly as maneuverable. That's why the screw with everything in the ocean, because they can.

Sitting in a big bath tub with no current and occasionally doing a flip doesn't work out that fin quite as much. Plus, no hunting sooooo
2017-04-21 05:34:38 AM  
3 votes:

smunns: [img.fark.net image 850x637]


It is not "normal".  It's a sign of bad health.  Yes, it happens in the wild... to sick and malnourished orca.
2017-04-21 05:25:58 AM  
2 votes:
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2017-04-21 04:56:23 AM  
2 votes:
Put it this way...

If even the Japanese won't eat it as a "delicacy," then it's probably pretty nasty.
2017-04-20 12:49:08 PM  
2 votes:
It's in the Daily Mail, so I doubt the existence of whales, birth, and Texas.
2017-04-21 06:40:58 PM  
1 vote:
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2017-04-21 09:05:41 AM  
1 vote:

drjekel_mrhyde: Some of the same people that want to ban zoos and shiat like them, will go home and let their cat/s out to destroy every wild creature smaller than it.


That's basically what happens when you let killer whales out, too.

They, cats, and humans are basically the three animals that murder. They're so good at killing things they can afford to be casual about it.
2017-04-21 04:48:50 AM  
1 vote:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: maxheck: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Or as I see it, veal of the sea.

If Fin Whale is any indication, no. Greasy, nasty shiat that even the Japanese "researchers" have to pawn off from their "research" as school lunches because no one would willingly eat it. Worst "Taco Tuesday" ever.

It's bad.

Could be jerky?


really bad, stinky, fishy-tasting jerky that no one wants.
2017-04-21 03:03:19 AM  
1 vote:
Some of the same people that want to ban zoos and shiat like them, will go home and let their cat/s out to destroy every wild creature smaller than it.
/I'll go back to watching Blackfish on my rare Earth element, slave labor made iPhone7 plus.
2017-04-21 02:10:50 AM  
1 vote:
We wince at older pictures of zoos and how cramped the animals were in their cages, and how they were made to do stupid tricks and stunts to please an audience. Then we, in this day and age, try to do the exact same thing, but with killer whales.
2017-04-21 12:45:23 AM  
1 vote:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Or as I see it, veal of the sea.


If Fin Whale is any indication, no. Greasy, nasty shiat that even the Japanese "researchers" have to pawn off from their "research" as school lunches because no one would willingly eat it. Worst "Taco Tuesday" ever.

It's bad.
2017-04-21 12:43:39 AM  
1 vote:

TorpedoOrca: :/ it's a damned shame it had to be born into captivity. If the pod the mom came from is still out there, there's a slight possibility they would accept her in the wild and take care of raising the calf


From what I've read, that's pretty much spot on. Orca are some of the smartest animals on the planet, so it wouldn't be surprising if they saw the family resemblance in the calf.

The pod'd be like "you see that little baby orca over there?"
"Hey baby orca, what's your name?"
"I don't have a name. My trainers didn't know if I was a boy or a girl orca yet. Tee hee"
"Oh that sucks. You know, you remind me of someone I used to know. Someone who cut me off. Make it out like we were nothing and 'I don't even need your love'. And she treated me like a stranger and that felt rough. Why did she stoop so low? Just get scooped up by some trawler and disappear. I don't need that though."
"Uh, my mommy was Takara. Did you know her?"
"Now she's just some orca that I used to know."
2017-04-21 12:41:38 AM  
1 vote:

foo monkey: It's in the Daily Mail, so I doubt the existence of whales


They're real and they're spectacular
2017-04-21 12:24:13 AM  
1 vote:
Let's hope so... I grew up on a farm eating tasty, tasty animals, but always felt a little queasy seeing them perform.

/ has eaten fin whale
// rode elephants as working animals, just as I have horses.
/// never liked circuses.... Circi?
2017-04-21 12:22:53 AM  
1 vote:
You can tell how unhappy the orca are by their dorsal fin.

Wild orca have hard, erect dorsal fins:
www.takepart.com

But unhappy captive orca have flaccid dorsal fins:
www.takepart.com
 
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