It always pisses me off…

…When Anti-caps (and sometimes pro-caps, or just people in general), are like

"oh its speculated that…" or "oh, its rumoured this…" in regards to something that is a known FACT.

No. Its not fucking speculated or rumoured. Its straight up facts. Enough of this fucking pansy footing around stuff. A fact is a fact, and I really don’t care if your anti or pro, keep your mouth shut cause doing so on purpose will only make you come across as a pretentious asshole. 

bathe-the-whales

bathe-the-whales:

Have you guys ever noticed that the majority of captive males (except those like Ulises) have a dorsal that bends to the left? I always kind of found that interesting even though it probably doesn’t even have any significance.

It is a rather unique characteristic, only Ulises, Keet, and Kshamenk have dorsals that flop to the right. Ikaika is flopping to the right too, however if the base gives way it could go to the left still.

Ulises is pretty unique in another aspect, too. He is one of only two bulls (out of 9) that you can properly see both sides of his saddle patch, due to his fins straightness. The other being Valentin. Lucky guys never have to worry about an itch that they can’t reach under the fin ;)

teamorkid

dankemon asked:

And Keijo doesn't even mean fairy in finnish.. It's actually keiju not keijo. Keijo is just a normal man's name in Finland. I mean it's close enough but still..

teamorkid answered:

It’s a terrible name. I heard it means “elf” in finnish but anyways, they should do a research about what the names they give to the animals mean in other languages. I saw some poeple saying Makani means fart in some languages and Sakari means “artificial sweetener”. Now we have baby Keijo aka Cheese.

Bahaha oh god I love this:

Makani= Fart

Kamea= How Dreadful

Sakari= Artifical Sweetener 

Keijo= Cheese 

Especially Keijo. He shall forever be called Cheese.

cetaceaninspiration

cetaceaninspiration:

itsgettinghyakinhere:

nerdynalani:

cetaceaninspiration:

nerdynalani:

cetaceaninspiration:

nerdynalani:

cetaceaninspiration:

nerdynalani:

porkyuli:

cute-whales:

freedomforwhales:

seaworld-secrets:

behind-the-aquarium-glass:

wtf is happens in Marineland? 

Poor Keijo

Ummmm, no it’s not. Babies are well cared for by the entire pod in the wild, not attempted to mate with. This is sick, and really sad that the social systems in captivity are so messed up that things like this happen.

Just yet another example of the ways that being captive messes with these animals’ minds.

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I’m pretty sure sexual behavior in cetaceans can be a form of bonding?

Sexual behaviour can be a great for bonding, especially among younger males. It also helps them get out their aggression, and they’re often better friends for it. Its seen a lot with younger males, like Ike and Nakai.

Granted, Keijo does seem a bit young. However, I don’t consider myself any sort of expert. Quick where’s kamairuka she knows all.

I already mentioned this to Naomi Rose and Ingrid Visser. Both said that it is not normal behavior for an adult male to mate with a calf or juvenile. Sex doesn’t occur until 10 or 11 at the earliest. 

I’m concerned what the hell is going on in Marineland

It’s not just Marineland. Ike has done the same with young females, and someone said before that Nakai did the same to Makani at an even younger age. It’s probably something to do with captivity in general that messed them up in the head…messed up their society. 

Is this the same sort of behavior Ike showed to Nalani when he was still at Orlando?

It does make you wonder exactly their reasoning for it. I should hope Wikie was present, and would attempt to stop Valentin.

I feel like I need more info.

They might be sexually frustrated. In the wild, males will leave the pod to mate with unrelated females (to avoid inbreeding). They don’t mate with whales that they know. In captivity, they know all the females — there is no out, no way to leave the group to mate. So, they can’t exhibit their normal mating rituals and repertoires. Maybe that makes them all pent up and leads to stuff like inbreeding and social tension and sexual violence like this. 

That’s what I would assume. Its a damn shame.

Herm, well Ruffles/J1 was breeding within his pod, so its not something captivity exclusive.

I do agree though, that this is unusual behaviour, especially since Valentin grew up in a stable environment. He’s always been with his mother and had a stable matriarch, and until 2005 he was with a mature male to be sexual with as well.Granted Kim 2 died when Val was only 9.

To be honest, I think not having a mature male around for the first 10-15 years or so has the potential to mess up a young male sexually, in some respects.

Mating with calves this young IS captive exclusive. And Ruffles was breeding with distant family members - his behavior was idiosyncratic…unlike in captivity where it is very common.

Actually no, there is only 1 calf that is the result of “intentional” inbreeding, and that is between Taku and Katina .

Kohana/Keto and Wikie/Valentin have no idea they are related (being related via a father/grandfather, so as far as the animals are concerned they are not related, so from their part, they are doing nothing wrong, as they are breeding with “unrelated” whales. I’m not saying its right that we purposely allow them to breed, however from the whales point of view they are not related, so it is our job to make sure they don’t conceive (although accidents can and do happen on occasion).

Also I never said anything about mating with calves being normal, in fact I said it was unusual. Your just saying that for the sake or being argumentative against me ;)

nerdynalani

nerdynalani:

cetaceaninspiration:

nerdynalani:

cetaceaninspiration:

nerdynalani:

cetaceaninspiration:

nerdynalani:

porkyuli:

cute-whales:

freedomforwhales:

seaworld-secrets:

behind-the-aquarium-glass:

wtf is happens in Marineland? 

Poor Keijo

Ummmm, no it’s not. Babies are well cared for by the entire pod in the wild, not attempted to mate with. This is sick, and really sad that the social systems in captivity are so messed up that things like this happen.

Just yet another example of the ways that being captive messes with these animals’ minds.

o______________o

I’m pretty sure sexual behavior in cetaceans can be a form of bonding?

Sexual behaviour can be a great for bonding, especially among younger males. It also helps them get out their aggression, and they’re often better friends for it. Its seen a lot with younger males, like Ike and Nakai.

Granted, Keijo does seem a bit young. However, I don’t consider myself any sort of expert. Quick where’s kamairuka she knows all.

I already mentioned this to Naomi Rose and Ingrid Visser. Both said that it is not normal behavior for an adult male to mate with a calf or juvenile. Sex doesn’t occur until 10 or 11 at the earliest. 

I’m concerned what the hell is going on in Marineland

It’s not just Marineland. Ike has done the same with young females, and someone said before that Nakai did the same to Makani at an even younger age. It’s probably something to do with captivity in general that messed them up in the head…messed up their society. 

Is this the same sort of behavior Ike showed to Nalani when he was still at Orlando?

It does make you wonder exactly their reasoning for it. I should hope Wikie was present, and would attempt to stop Valentin.

I feel like I need more info.

They might be sexually frustrated. In the wild, males will leave the pod to mate with unrelated females (to avoid inbreeding). They don’t mate with whales that they know. In captivity, they know all the females — there is no out, no way to leave the group to mate. So, they can’t exhibit their normal mating rituals and repertoires. Maybe that makes them all pent up and leads to stuff like inbreeding and social tension and sexual violence like this. 

That’s what I would assume. Its a damn shame.

Herm, well Ruffles/J1 was breeding within his pod, so its not something captivity exclusive.

I do agree though, that this is unusual behaviour, especially since Valentin grew up in a stable environment. He’s always been with his mother and had a stable matriarch, and until 2005 he was with a mature male to be sexual with as well.Granted Kim 2 died when Val was only 9.

To be honest, I think not having a mature male around for the first 10-15 years or so has the potential to mess up a young male sexually, in some respects.

seaworld-secrets

seaworld-secrets:

freedomforwhales:

shitprocapssay:

Repeat after me, kids: “Orcas are NOT TV characters.”

Is this real???

His account is actually named teamnakaiisbetterthanteamikaika

Repeat after me, kids: “Some people do not know how to take a joke what so ever.”

Also it was actually called Teamnakaiisbetterthandumbikaika. If people are trying to give me flack for it at least get the name right. Sheesh.