Let’s start the year with empathy – not indifference. dolphins and other whales don’t belong in glass and concrete tanks. 🐬👎🏼⠀
click the link in our bio to take action. #dolphinproject#thanksbutnotanks
"the art of tasli shaw"
🔊🔊🔊 this is part of a collection painstakingly created by naturalist and guardian of the orcas of the salish sea, my good friend, artist, tasli shaw @taslishaw -
the vocalizations recordings are courtesy of my amazing whale sisters @tidesofourlives and monika 😘 huge thanks to them for allowing me to use their recordings.
🔵please visit tasli's page @taslishaw and read through the history of each and every artwork she created inspired by the love of our southern resident killer whales. as most of us know, granny, the oldest know killer whale belonged to this unique group of cetaceans. and now, with their numbers down to 76 individuals, the srkw's are the most endangered pods of killer whales in the world. tasli has been involved in the identification and documentation of each and every member of the srkw's and her amazing footage has been used in many documentaries around the world including an up and coming film titled, coextinction.
all of tasli's artwork are available through her etsy shop called " tasli shaw illustration " , here is the link: 👉🔴 https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/taslishawart?ref=hdr_shop_menu 🔴👈 proceeds of which will help tasli in her continued work with our salish sea orcas, thank you. - @maestro320
🔵southern residents killer whales are listed as federally endangered in both the us and canada. just a few decades ago there were almost 100 whales in the southern resident population and then in the late 1990's it declined by almost 20%. over the past several years their numbers have fluctuated. killer whales like humans have a very long life span. males can live 50-60 years and females for 90 years or more. the oldest orca in the southern resident community granny (j-2) was estimated to be 105 years old when she died.
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We are very excited to share that vancouver aquarium’s ceo has just publicly announced that cetacean captivity has finally come to an end at the aquarium. following the sequential deaths of the aquarium’s two harbor porpoises, mother and daughter belugas, a pacific white-sided dolphin, and rescued false killer whale, va fought hard against the park board to keep captivity. due to public pressure and only helen (pacific white-sided dolphin) remaining, the ceo made this historical decision. rescuing of whales, dolphins, and porpoises is still permitted, but those undeemed fit for release must be sent to another aquarium—unless va can persuade the park board to temporarily house them in the main campus’ display tanks. (perfect time to build a seaside sanctuary for unreleasable animals...) the rehab center is not at the same site as the aquarium open to the public.
it has yet to be decided if helen will be moved somewhere else where she can be with others of her kind, or if another dolphin will be moved to vancouver. va has come a long way since being one of the first to keep captured orcas in pools, and has since been very involved in killer whale research. the aquarium still holds pinnipeds and sea otters captive, but this is a major improvement that should be supported. the aquarium can now focus more on research and rescue!
photos: vancouver aquarium
"what is distance if they approach you?"
food for thought this #worldwhaleday2018 -
🔊🔊🔊 please turn up the volume to hear these leviathans of the sea perform their underwater acrobatics and concerto. these are excerpts from a video titled whales up close shot on location at the kingdom of tonga courtesy of skynews @skynews to watch the full clip please go to https://www.facebook.com/skynews/videos/1498868120127780/
🔵the humpback whale (megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. one of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 m (39–52 ft) and weigh about 36,000 kg (79,000 lb). the humpback has a distinctive body shape, with long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. it is known for breachingand other distinctive surface behaviors, making it popular withwhale watchers. males produce a complex song lasting 10 to 20 minutes, which they repeat for hours at a time. its purpose is not clear, though it may have a role in mating.
found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 25,000 km (16,000 mi) each year. humpbacks feed in polar waters, and migrate to tropical orsubtropical waters to breed and give birth when they fast and live off their f*t reserves. their diet consists mostly of krill and small fish. humpbacks have a diverse repertoire of feeding methods, including the bubble net technique.
like other large whales, the humpback was a target for the whaling industry. once hunted to the brink of extinction, its population fell by an estimated 90% before a 1966 moratorium. while stocks have partially recovered, entanglement in fishing gear, collisions with ships and noise pollution continue to impact the population of 80,000.
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