Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Save the Orcas-------Before it's too late

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2013!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Well, are we going to do something?? What are you doing? I don't drive, I only eat wild salmon, I restrict my water and plastic use...we all need to more...

Southern Resident Killer Whales: Losing Love (HD)

About the Video- by MEG MCDONALD
From her YouTube page

Published on Jul 23, 2013
The endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales searched for salmon next to sunny San Juan Island on July 10, 2013. Listen to their powerful blows while you watch these wild killer whales swim close together in their tightly bonded family groups! The exuberant cartwheels and breaches by these orcas were filmed next to Vashon Island on December 3, 2012.

These wild killer whales are free to roam where they please, unlike the ones in marine circuses like SeaWorld, and they never leave their mothers. They remain in closely bonded matrilineal family groups for their entire lives, which can last (in the wild) over 100 years for females and over 60 years for males. They swim up to 100 miles per day.

These orcas are endangered because SeaWorld got its start decades ago by capturing and selling one-third of them—specifically targeting the babies, taking an entire generation, and killing many of their mothers, who were trying desperately to protect them. (All but one of those young captured orcas died in SeaWorld's barren concrete tanks within a few years. The sole survivor is Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium, imprisoned alone for 43 years in a tiny bathtub-sized tank.) The population of the Southern Resident Killer Whales has never recovered to its precapture numbers, and these beloved killer whales of Puget Sound remain endangered.

Please visit my beautiful photography website and my Facebook page for incredible high-resolution photographs of killer whales and other wildlife, as well as the majestic wild scenery of the Pacific Northwest.

The entrancing music in this video is "Losing Love" by Dexter Britain:

Thanks to the Salish Sea Association of Marine Naturalists for helping me compile many marine biologists' recommendations for how we can help these endangered killer whales survive!


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