Out of a moment of aching sadness and fury and manic impulsivity, a wizard turns a killer whale trapped in a theme park aquarium into a human so she can smuggle it out of the park and back into the wild.
Thank you for sharing this! This is another one of those situations where we are just now seeing the noticeable, dramatic payoff of years and years of quiet, unnoticed environmental work.
"Experts say years of conservation efforts have resulted in some of the healthiest waters in generations, with booming fish populations, clearer ocean waves and more chances to interact with our urban aquarium."
This quote also really got me:
"'It never gets old, it’s always thrilling,' said Celia Ackerman, a naturalist with American Princess Cruises who captured the images. As a child growing up in Brooklyn, Ackerman couldn’t wait to move out of the city so she could study marine animals. 'I would have never imagined I could enjoy them here right in my backyard.'"
Hey guess what we’re talking about beaked whales today
BEAKED WHALES are somewhere between a sperm whale and a dolphin phylogenetically. Much like their name suggests, they have long snouts!
Unlike a dolphin, they usually only have two teeth, which come in a variety of interesting shapes and sizes!
The reason beaked whales are rarely mentioned in whale discussion is because not much is known about them. They’re super elusive and live almost exclusively in deep trenches, where they spend most of their time at great depth hunting squid and fish. The longest and deepest diving mammal is the Cuvier’s beaked whale, which has been recorded descending to nearly 10,000 ft and staying underwater for over three hours!
I know what you’re thinking; these things just kinda look like a weird dolphin, why are they considered a whale? Well, it’s because they be Big. The largest is the Baird’s beaked whale, which is roughly the same size as a gray whale.
They also have FIN POCKETS, which is exactly what it sounds like. Little pockets to tuck their fins into to become super-streamlined.
Hey! Anybody who thinks maybe you should feel bad for the Royal Family...DONT.
Give any & all sympathy to people whos lives are gonna go from bad to worse because of the forced mouring, the disgustingly expensive funeral, the disgustingly expensive funeral, the rise in nationalism that will lead to more racism, homophobia & transphobia.
Give your sympathy to the working class who will have to prepare for black outs, choosing between heating & food, anyone with medical conditions or disabilities that will have their meds or aids become much more expensive.
Give your sympathy to people up North (Northen Ireland) because shits gonna get worse then it already was. Tension is gonna get worse & alot of people will fear reliving the fucking Troubles or N.I getting into a worse political & financial situation.
The family of that bitch who are either evil or draining England, Scotland, Wales, N.Ireland & the Isle of Man of their money. Don't cry for them or her.