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4thecetaceans:

YAY! 100 followers=giveaway! I’ve tried to keep it captivity neutral.

Rules:

🐬 must be following me 4thecetaceans
🐬 reblogs only
🐬don’t reblog more than five times

‼️‼️‼️YOU GET‼️‼️‼️

🐳 Paperback death at SeaWorld (pro caps don’t have to have that)
🐳 a anchor gender neutral necklace
🐳 a stuffed animal orca!!
🐳 a orca pen
🐳a follow back (if that matters to you/if not already)
🐳 a clay orca made by me! You pick what orca it’s modeled after! 😋 (not the one in the picture)
🐳 a promo to 100 followers

‼️‼️I cannot ship to other countries, USA only, sorry. The heart is willing but the wallet is weak. :(‼️‼️


Thank you so much guys! WINNER WILL BE PICKED ON AUGEST 25!

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caong:

When was the last time Seaworld ever actually did anything to help cetaceans?

When Springer and Luna ended up alone and lost, Seaworld’s first response was “Let’s capture them.” They recently tried to take credit for Springer’s rescue too, despite doing very little to actually help her. They didn’t even put any of their vast amounts of money towards her cause.

When Keiko needed a place to go, they turned their backs on him and then had the audacity to claim it was the team that brought him back from the brink of death that killed him.

When JJ got into trouble, it was only after the press kicked up a fuss that they went to help. And once they were done with her, they dumped her back into the ocean and made how many efforts to resight her?

Actually, you can apply that to almost all the rescues Seaworld has ever made. You can’t consider a rescue/rehab/release effort a success unless you actually resight the animal in the wild. I wonder how many of the thousands of animals they proudly claim to have saved actually lived more than a week?

When the Baiji was seriously struggling, how many millions did Seaworld put forth into funding for protection programs? How hard did they work to educate the masses - something they claim to be very good at - about what was happening? At what point did they offer to help out the NGOs desperately trying to save a species?

How much money have they pumped into conserving the Maui’s and Hector’s dolphins? Surely for a company that loves cetaceans so much, they must have put tons of money forward and really done their bit to raise awareness? Nope, none of that either.

What about the Southern Residents, the population of orca Seaworld helped decimate in the 60s and 70s? Since Shamu was from that population, they must have funded protection programs and research projects. But again, no. NGOs wouldn’t even have to lift a finger, the research Seaworld could do with their vast amounts of cash and state of the art facilities would keep a close eye on the population for years to come. The public outcry they could amass against the dangers facing the beleaguered SRs would be huge.

And drive hunts and live capture fisheries! Seaworld could do so much by publicly opposing such terrible things and actively working against them. Yet they do nothing. They even supported a proposal to import wild caught belugas from a population we don’t know anything about.

If Seaworld want to show that they care about our oceans, it’s time they put their money and their considerable influence where their mouth is and started actively campaigning to protect our world. But they’re too busy misrepresenting research and worrying about PR and dumping pollutants in the sea and wondering which orca should be next to have a calf insanely young, so it’s left up to the “animal activists” they despise so much to take up the slack and do what they should be doing.

I’ve literally met students working with seaweed who’ve done more in the past year for the oceans than Seaworld has ever done. But tell me again how Seaworld is working hard to make a positive difference to our oceans.

Reblogged from lecapunk  5,950 notes

TURNS out two heads really are better than one. Two people have successfully steered a virtual spacecraft by combining the power of their thoughts - and their efforts were far more accurate than one person acting alone. One day groups of people hooked up to brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) might work together to control complex robotic and telepresence systems, maybe even in space. By

Mind-meld brain power is best for steering spaceships - tech - 01 February 2013 - New Scientist

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odditiesoflife:

Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World

These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.

  1. Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
  2. Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
  3. Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
  4. Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
  5. Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
  6. Willa Kominiarski Wierch - Zakopane, Poland
  7. Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
  8. Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
  9. Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
  10. The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States