Spekkhoggerne, for å være mer nøyaktig, SRKW (Southern resident killer whales), sliter fortsatt med de samme problemene. De sulter ihjel, og guvenøren Jay Inslee gjør fremdeles ikke noe med saken.
Han har makten til å senke demningene som hindrer villaksen i å svømme videre. Det er denne villaksen (Chinook), som akkurat disse spekkhoggerne trenger for å overleve. ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ Via @keiko_conservation From our friends at @pnwprotectors.
"Washington Governor Jay Inslee is running for President in 2020 as the ‘climate change candidate’. .
Dear Governor Inslee @govinslee If you would like to WIN this forthcoming presidential election you’ll need our votes and we all want YOU to BREACH the lower four snake river dams this year, in 2019 to EARN our votes. No more waiting. There are 75 starving Southern Resident Orcas who need Chinook Salmon to survive. 🆘 Immediately!🆘Breaching these dams is the ONLY sustainable way to SAVE the Southern Resident Orcas & Salmon from extinction. .
The whole world is watching you. You will either be remembered as the man who allowed the #SRKW & Chinook Salmon to go extinct or, you’ll be remembered always as the HERO who saved them.
Reposted from @natgeo - Photo by @BrianSkerry | An orca calf swims with two adults through chilly seas filled with fish scales in the Norwegian Arctic. Orcas come here to feed on a type of fish called herring. The orca use communication and coordination to gather the fish into "bait balls" then swim through, stunning the herring with their tails before eating them. Creating unique feeding strategies demonstrates highly cognitive behavior and is an element of whale and dolphin culture. Follow @BrianSkerry to see more images of whales and other ocean wildlife from four decades of explorations in the sea! #orca#whales#norway#arctic#planetofthewhales - #regrann
U poslednjoj deceniji ova podrška je porasla za blizu 20 procentih poena! 😍 Od 1. januara 2019. godine zakonski je zabranjeno držanje i ubijanje životinja radi proizvodnje krzna. Svaka čast @orca.rs na uloženim naporima u ovoj oblasti, oni su naš #ekouzor za danas i za uvek!
If you don’t already know - I’m absolutely terrified of orcas. That is not a joke by any means. It’s a very real, very terrifying fear. Just seeing them in photo or video gives me really high anxiety and makes me want to cry. So why on earth would I go on a whale watching boat?
One of my good friends, Lindy, is obsessed with them. And when I say obsessed, I mean - OBSESSED. Several years ago she asked me to go on a whale watching tour with her, and because I love her so much - I did. We were in the middle of terrible forest and island fires from the drought - so the air and sky were already eerie. Very Smokey, grey and muddy orange. You know of course - to freak me out more.
While on the boat the orcas were swimming all the way by that island you see out there and to the left - away from us. So I looked at Lindy and said - ‘Lindy, they are going to swim towards us. I promise you they will - I can feel it’. She looked at me and told me to stop, basically to shut up and she brushed me away. They disappear and 5 minutes later the pod comes swimming straight towards us. If you watch until the end - you’ll see me shaking. I was terrified tears in my eyes. And you’ll hear her singing Micheal Jackson’s Will You Be There and me telling her ‘I told you’ lol. The captain also said I was the first person to ever go one one of his tours that were afraid. Well yea buddy - I am. I was there for the humpbacks, my favorites.
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DID YOU KNOW? Killer whales are widely regarded as one of the most intelligent animals on the planet for a few reasons:
1) They have very “wrinkly” brains 🧠 —a high amount of cortical folding increases the surface area of a brain and thus provides more capacity for information processing.
2) They are vocal learners that are capable of imitating new noises and sounds 🎶 —not many animals can do this!
3) They display behavioral flexibility—they can adapt their behavior to suit specific situations as needed.
4) They display tool use! 🛠 Type B killer whales use waves to wash seals off ice floes.
5) They have rich and varied cultures. Culture and all it entails requires increased cognitive capacity. Killer whales are one of a few species of animals to display non-human cultures 🌎
Neuigkeiten aus dem russischen Walgefängnis: Die russische Regierung möchte die 11 Orcas und 87 Belugas aus der Bucht von Srednyya befreien. Die Wale waren zuvor von vier russischen Unternehmen gefangen gehalten worden, um sie an Aquarien in China zu verkaufen. In einem Schreiben wandten sich mehrere Wissenschaftler, darunter auch unsere Silvia Frey und OceanCare Konsulentin Lindy Weilgart an die russische Regierung. Durch die Unterstützung ortsansässiger NGOs und dem International Marine Mammal Project wurde das Festhalten der Tiere und der Verkauf an China gestoppt. Vielen Dank für eure Arbeit! Nun bleibt nur noch die Frage offen, wie man die Wale in die Freiheit entlässt. Wir halten euch auf dem Laufenden.
Photo Credit: shutterstock
This looks like a rescue center as you can see the clouds and the open sea at the very far end of this video.
However, if anyone knows the true source of this video then please let us know. If it's kept captive, then we urge everyone to NOT buy a ticket to any shows where animals are kept captive for entertainment.
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Orca Backflip! But That’s Going to be a heck of a Faceplant...
Photo courtesy of @springtidewhalewatching
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This Orca at Vancouver Island decides to show their moves, but by the looks of it, they’re going to slam face first into the water. Suppose they are used to it!
Breaching is a behavior present in most cetacean species. The reason for it is unknown, but hypothesises include long distance communication, a display of strength and dominance, the dislodging of parasites, or just for fun!