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Could someone humor me with info about shark neurobiology?

I don’t know enough about sharks (besides they are awesome and facts about how they sense/hunt) to form an opinion on captive ones. And I don’t have a technical need to know detailed info so it’s difficult for me to engage the topic to the degree I have with cetaceans.

But if someone has info on hand and they’d like to share, I’d like to read it. 

zoologicalpt:

Here are a few more dolphins for this project - Ocean Life ID. However these are not exclusive so if anyone is interested in making use of them, please contact us for the purchase of higher resolution pictures :)
Done digitally. The species here are  - Phocoena phocoena, Phocoenoides Dalli, Phocoena Spinipinnis.

I’d really like to check out this app but the Android links are broken… :( (Nice art though!)

zoologicalpt:

Here are a few more dolphins for this project - Ocean Life ID. However these are not exclusive so if anyone is interested in making use of them, please contact us for the purchase of higher resolution pictures :)

Done digitally. The species here are  - Phocoena phocoena, Phocoenoides Dalli, Phocoena Spinipinnis.

I’d really like to check out this app but the Android links are broken… :( 

(Nice art though!)

"Oh, a new orca cup, neat."

image"Wait, that lighting…"

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More Evidence that Research With Captive Marine Mammals Is Important: An Introduction to the Second Special Issue

stumpytheorca:

Okay, its a relativity short article but I do recommended folks do give this a read. 

This is just an introduction. There are two whole issues of this journal full of articles regarding captive cetacean research. 

Part 1
Part 2

(Source: cetacean-captivity)

http://seaworld-secrets.tumblr.com/post/97317657018/cute-whales-making-a-connection-so-if-you

seaworld-secrets:

cute-whales:

making-a-connection:

So if you fast forward to “Side by Side”, before the segment, the San Diego crew does this… odd kind of speech. I love SeaWorld, don’t get me wrong, but listening to the speeches in One Ocean are just very awkward to me now. They are clearly moving away from the conservation message of the show and trying to slam *discretely* slam Blackfish. I mean they should, but not in this kind of show.

If they wanted to highlight the animal care and animal/trainer relationship, why didn’t you just change Believe a little bit, or bring something like Shamu Adventure back? 

I would like to hear maybe what meladejo5 has to say in regards to the speeches. I understand maybe she can’t say much since she works with the company… But maybe other people’s feedback instead?

I still do love One Ocean, but San Diego’s speeches are just too awkward for my liking.

I mean shouldn’t this be like the biggest red flag to you of what, in actuality, is important to them? That they are so concerned of this film that they would callously damage their shows appearance by making it even less educational than it already was in order to slam this film?

What’s sad is that I hardly blame Blackfish for their misfortunes. Blackfish only bought awareness. Seaworld took the reigns from there and have simply sunken themselves with their terrible PR, shoddy ethics, and lies. And it only seems that they are continuing to sink themselves even further.

(Not to mention everything they said is a crock of bull, and it says a lot that even you yourself can notice that.)

SeaWorld literally dug their own graves with this one. What better way to get their audiences to watch a documentary than to make A HUGE deal about it, dedicating their social media promotions to calling it “extremist propaganda”. In reality, THEY’RE the ones perpetuating the Blackfish Effect.

For posterity’s sake, the relevant speech text:
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"We take special care of our killer whales, giving them plenty of exercise, veterinary care and a variety of interactions that help us to form strong relationships. Our commitment to animal welfare and bond with our whales allow us to collect scientific data for specific research that will help in the advances of animal care in both zoological facilities and wild populations."

"This information is helpful for research all around the world."

"And it is our hope that we(?) fall in love with these beautiful animals just like we have, and be inspired to help protect their one ocean home."
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For those who want to spare their eyes and ears this circus garbage.

For what it’s worth the lines are delivered kind of awkwardly.
(the we(?) … erm shouldn’t he have said ‘you’, not we? Was it the echoes? I couldn’t get anything out of that besides ‘we.’ idk. idc.)

As Naomi Rose so succinctly pointed out during the roundtable, Seaworld’s really bad at the research thing so… that cheese is just barely not-a-lie. Which is basically the name of Seaworld’s game. Aka “how pedantic can we get about the concept of a ‘calf.’”

(‘Specific research' … as opposed to… all the generic research that goes on in the world… c_c?)

To the people trying to posit this may’ve been a falling out with his boss… what nuclear boss-fallouts have you been around that would make a falling out with a single person = ceasing support of the company?There’s not enough info here to really speculate effectively, but generally if support/’standing behind’ is rescinded, I’d think it’s something from mount-high that caused the issue.
(sorry for snipping off the whole text above but I dislike reblogging whole strings like that.)

To the people trying to posit this may’ve been a falling out with his boss… what nuclear boss-fallouts have you been around that would make a falling out with a single person = ceasing support of the company?

There’s not enough info here to really speculate effectively, but generally if support/’standing behind’ is rescinded, I’d think it’s something from mount-high that caused the issue.

(sorry for snipping off the whole text above but I dislike reblogging whole strings like that.)

(Source: seaslaverysucks)

beestheword:

"I love how SeaWorld keeps suggesting that somehow Blackfish’s ‘undeserved’ success has prevented it from ‘telling its side of the story.’ SeaWorld was in a position to tell its side of the story for 45 years - in fact, during that time it had almost exclusive use of the mike. Turnabout is fair play, SeaWorld - get over it." - Dr. Naomi Rose

"Your human’s so stupid. It can’t even catch salmon."
"It’s almost got it down. SQUEEEE-GLK-GLK-— no— ugh.”
"I don’t think it quite understands how to move its limbs together. Maybe if you- oh, it’s getting frustrated. Haha, my human was way smarter."
“Your human died of hypothermic shock.”
"Yeah but it was really smart before that!"

"Your human’s so stupid. It can’t even catch salmon."

"It’s almost got it down. SQUEEEE-GLK-GLK-— no— ugh.”

"I don’t think it quite understands how to move its limbs together. Maybe if you- oh, it’s getting frustrated. Haha, my human was way smarter."

Your human died of hypothermic shock.”

"Yeah but it was really smart before that!"

While looking for more info about Seaworld and Taiji I found this.

"So, that handful of animals that we rescued, over 20 years ago, were obtained at the same exact moment when they being shelled(?) and slaughtered, we were able to get a few out at that point. When we realised, certainly, that they were now going to charge more for those animals? And we never went back. We saved the ones that we could… and we did not want to support that drive then, and we do not support that drive now. I just want to make sure we’re clear on that.”

….uhhh, ok Seaworld. You literally said why you actually didn’t go back. And tacked on the good-sounding part. Wow.

>and we did not want to…

BUT YOU DID. NOBODY MADE YOU DO IT.

I can’t even…

hawkthewalk:

how to get me to watch a documentary: call it “biased” and put a weepy, PR-jargon-loaded defense of ur sketchy practices on ur corporate website

It’s especially amusing because I’m not sure showing any other sides would turn out better for Seaworld. Your side(s) of the story? Ok, Seaworld…

hawkthewalk:

how to get me to watch a documentary: call it “biased” and put a weepy, PR-jargon-loaded defense of ur sketchy practices on ur corporate website

It’s especially amusing because I’m not sure showing any other sides would turn out better for Seaworld. Your side(s) of the story? Ok, Seaworld…