Bottlenose Dolphin

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

 

My homework this week is to learn how to tell the capuchin monkeys in our lab apart. 

I was told that African Dwarf Frogs only live for 2 years but I’ve had mine for 4 years now and I know that they should live at least a few more years but what the heck why would you tell someone to expect them to only live that long?

The vet said my cat is the second oldest cat she’s ever seen. He will be 16 in two weeks.

Jane Goodall is coming to speak at my school next month and I feel like I should ask her a question during the Q&A section but I have no idea what I would say

This whole Katina pregnancy rumor just brings me back to the days when people were saying Kiska was pregnant with twins after Ike’s move. People will say anything.

Getting my tattoo tomorrow! So excited!

cetacean-captivity:

d3lphinapterus:

cetacean-captivity:

Wait, so Seaworld is spending $10 million on the new habitats and $10 on wild research projects, right? When that number first came out I thought that wasn’t all that much as it cost $12 million to build Shamu Stadium at SWC in 1986 but I just found out Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago’s free zoo, is…

They’re also expanding the sea lion and dolphin habitats in San Antonio too but I agree that they could definitely do a lot more considering the amount of money they have. 

Right but as far as I’m aware that’s not a part of “the Blue World Project” but rather something San Antonio is doing by itself and thus isn’t included in the grand total. 

Yeah haha that was my point, that they are putting more of their money into other exhibits, not just that $10 million for the BWP and that they could definitely do more with it if they wanted to

http://cetacean-captivity.tumblr.com/post/95386029883/wait-so-seaworld-is-spending-10-million-on-the

cetacean-captivity:

Wait, so Seaworld is spending $10 million on the new habitats and $10 on wild research projects, right? When that number first came out I thought that wasn’t all that much as it cost $12 million to build Shamu Stadium at SWC in 1986 but I just found out Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago’s free zoo, is…

They’re also expanding the sea lion and dolphin habitats in San Antonio too but I agree that they could definitely do a lot more considering the amount of money they have. 

underwatercavess:

johnniebobonnie:

underwatercavess:

johnniebobonnie:

Not the best quality, but this was Kalia last night!

Ugh can we please take her out of shows or cut out jumping? She’s far enough along.

The is the most active I usually see her. She is fine. You see wild whales breaching all the time while pregnant.

Not on the regular basis that she does. And how do you know she’s fine? Last I checked you weren’t her veterinarian and weren’t with her every day.

Well how do you know she isn’t fine?

underwatercavess:

johnniebobonnie:

underwatercavess:

johnniebobonnie:

Not the best quality, but this was Kalia last night!

Ugh can we please take her out of shows or cut out jumping? She’s far enough along.

The is the most active I usually see her. She is fine. You see wild whales breaching all the time while pregnant.

Not on the regular basis that she does. And how do you know she’s fine? Last I checked you weren’t her veterinarian and weren’t with her every day.

Well how do you know she isn’t fine?

0rcinus0rca:

l-41:

rachface22:

Happy Makani Monday, everyone. :)

What’s going on with his skin? Is it due to growth?

likely partly from the chlorine in the water.  Needs a good grooming but they can’t do that in the tanks.

It’s a well known fact that baby whales shed their skin in larger pieces and much more quickly than when they are adults. Even adults shed their skin multiple times a day to reduce drag in the water. 

On a separate note, SeaWorld uses ozone to clean their tanks, not chlorine, and this is likely not a water quality issue.

Who flopped Kayla’s dorsal fin like that? I mean, don’t people get mad when SeaWorld edits whale pictures?

Who flopped Kayla’s dorsal fin like that? I mean, don’t people get mad when SeaWorld edits whale pictures?

Anonymous asked
Do you know if there's a reason that Shouka's flukes curl up? Because I was just looking at pictures of Vigga (who used to live at Shouka's old facility) on Orcahome, and she also had curled up flukes.

orcadox:

shamurocks:

No, all we can do is speculate. Kshamenk also has flatter, or more curled up flukes so there’s a possibility that it may have something to do with tank size and shape. Physically, they are using the downward stroke of their flukes with more force than the up-stroke, bending them upward.

They were like that when she was born:) not really sure if there’s a cause but that’s all i know about her flukes

Killer whale flukes at birth are naturally very flexible anyways so that they can be born without hurting their mothers but usually they stiffen up and as the whale gets older and swims more, the up-stroke bends the edges of the flukes down. Not sure why some captive whales are bent up though

All Chewy wants from the world is for the cat to pay more attention to him

All Chewy wants from the world is for the cat to pay more attention to him

My goals for this upcoming school year:

  • Make academics a priority
  • Rush/pick the right sorority
  • Keep tutoring at grade school
  • Get in shape (yoga and frisbee)