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(Daily Mail)   Sea World crew rescues young Humpback Whale caught in fishing net. No word if it was immediately taken to small holding tank at theme park where it will spend rest of life doing tricks for tourists   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2021-06-07 9:05:35 AM  
As a kid, I loved zoos because I liked animals.
As an adult, I hate zoos, because I love animals.
 
2021-06-07 10:34:48 AM  
I've got a better idea...


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2021-06-07 12:12:00 PM  
I thought they stopped the Shamu shiat after the 20th died.

Busch Gardens (owned by Sea World) has animals but they're not in cages and they don't do tricks.
 
2021-06-07 1:09:24 PM  
Humpbacks grow too large for captivity.  Sea World will do rare rescues of juvenile and take them back temporarily, but they get reintroduced to the wild when they're better.

Also, FTFA....Sea World runs it's on 'rescue' boat that helps animals in the wild. In this case they sent a diver down to untangle the net.
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2021-06-07 1:44:25 PM  
Anyone interested in the tool they use to do this, there's information and history here:
https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/deta​i​ls/BWRS/Whale-Rescue-Blade/279

For the metallurgy and/or knife geeks out there, the newer version of this is made from H1 steel, which uses some kind of witchcraft to replace the carbon in the steel with nitrogen, and makes it extremely saltwater resistant.
https://www.spyderco.com/catalog/deta​i​ls/BWRSH1/Whale-Rescue-Blade-H-1/779
 
2021-06-07 7:58:54 PM  
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Um, not THAT kind of fishnet, Morris.
 
2021-06-07 9:46:20 PM  

Mugato: I thought they stopped the Shamu shiat after the 20th died.

Busch Gardens (owned by Sea World) has animals but they're not in cages and they don't do tricks.


SeaWorld still does a "Shamu show" they just don't get in the water with the whales anymore. Now they call it Orca Encounter.

When not on display in the habitat, the animals at Busch Gardens are kept in cages.
 
2021-06-07 10:57:34 PM  

Spaceballer: When not on display in the habitat, the animals at Busch Gardens are kept in cages.


I didn't know that about Sea World. But Busch Gardens actually has a big open area while the animals can do what they want.
 
2021-06-07 11:22:43 PM  

Mugato: Spaceballer: When not on display in the habitat, the animals at Busch Gardens are kept in cages.

I didn't know that about Sea World. But Busch Gardens actually has a big open area while the animals can do what they want.


Yeah, on the Serengeti the animals get to spend the day roaming around. The smarter animals like the chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans spend a lot of time in cages when not on display.
 
2021-06-08 2:23:56 AM  
Plastic bags, Subby.

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SeaWorld Employees Place Orcas In Plastic Bags Of Water While Cleaning Tanks pic.twitter.com/p442zUuG0f
- The Onion (@TheOnion) November 10, 2015
 
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