You might know me from my other blog (b3lugas) or you might not, but this is where I post personal stuff, rants, or any text posts about my life, so enjoy!
I'm a sophomore in college and an Animal Behavior major! I love to talk so ask me questions here
Just to clarify, I did not go to ML and photos are not mine. Taken by a member of OCAW.
FILTHY beluga tank. It has been like this for weeks and weeks.
Sadly, ML’s pinnipeds having red, bulging eyes is typical.
This is where the bears live. There is no shelter for mothers with cubs, and as a result, cubs have been killed and eaten by male bears.
This is where the deer live. Absolutely pathetic.
Closing day??? Did they close down, or just for the season?
1. algae growth does not make the tank filthy. It means healthy water quality. Usually trainers scrub it away because people view it negatively but its presence has no averse healthy effects on the whales.
2. I’m pretty sure that’s what a healthy walrus’ eye looks like. I can’t enlarge the picture of the dolphin so I don’t know if there’s really a problem there or not but I suspect not. Marine mammal eyes look different than people eyes, shocker I know.
I’m not a fan of the way MLC is run either but common let’s be smart about this guys.
They added the picture of the dolphin to show off the many rake marks on her face, not her eyes.
I personally think it would be a little insensitive to bring it back on that day, and I doubt we’ll see it that soon, if ever in shows again if I’m honest.
Several whales have been documented doing water desensitisation training (though I assume all whales are participating except Makani and perhaps Kasatka). I believe Corky, Keet, Nakai and Orkid have been seen doing actual waterwork behaviours.
I think it’s worth mentioning that SeaWorld pretty much never intends to put waterworks back in shows, they’ve just been using it for desensitization and relates right now.
Training animals requires a knowledge of animal training, it’s not enough that you love the animals (it’s pretty much assumed that you do), you have to know and apply the ins and outs of psychology and behavior.
Wanting to be an animal trainer only because you like the animals and not animal training is like saying you want to be a famous chef because you like food but don’t know a lot about cooking
If you need to use crops/aversive tools to ride a horse then you probably aren’t a very good rider or trainer
Getting my second tank heater in tomorrow and then hopefully also getting another betta! This should be interesting!
Just heard about Dr. Sophia Yin passing :( I’m so sad….
So we just found out my poor horse has Lyme’s disease…. That explains the sore joints.
This weekend is parents’ weekend at my college and my parents are in the process of selling the house so they couldn’t come up. I didn’t tell them, but I’m leaving after class tomorrow to drive down to see them….
My heater for my betta tank finally came and now he spends most of his time hanging out next to it
WHY ARE PEOPLE SO AWFUL TO FISH
The houses on my street had a little block party thing yesterday and the social justice house (ironically) gave out goldfish as prizes. I went just so I could save a couple and so now I’m up to a grand total of 3 small goldfish in my 10 gallon :( I did however find someone who has a pond that might be willing to take them this week so here’s hoping.
It’s like I rehome one fish and suddenly get 3 more.