1. fake-zolology:

    Most people who visit Seaworld leave confused as to why all of their orca whales have flopped over dorsal fins. This is thought to be caused by the whales’ excessive time spent at the surface in captivity and is a relatively harmless condition. Unfortunately, the sight of these sad looking animals with their collapsed fins often distracts visitors from a much more dangerous health condition in captive whales that is also clearly visible, that being curled tail flukes. 

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    It is a well known fact that all of Seaworld’s whales over the age of 20 have curled tail flukes. This is a condition almost never seen in the wild, where 99.9% of whales of normal, flat flukes. So why do all of Seaworld’s whales have it? To find the answer we must go back two decades, back to when Seaworld was still figuring out how to take care of their whales. 

    Soon after captures for aquaria started, it was discovered that capturing the youngest whales possible was the best way to ensure their survival in captivity. They could adjust much better to the change in environments than their older relatives could, leading aquariums to start taking calves who had not been weaned away from their mothers. At this point in time, Seaworld had yet to develop a proper milk formula for orcas and these young whales thus began eating fish almost a year earlier than they would have in the wild.

    In 1986 Seaworld sponsored a study to figure out just why all their whales captured before 1990 had curled fins. The study involved slicing off a large portion of tail fluke on a young whale named Tilikum. 

    After three months of intense chemical studies, it was concluded the withered tail flukes were the result of a lack of alpha-lactalbumin in the tissues making up the fluke. Alpha-lactalbumin is a protein found in mother’s milk and the study conclusive statement was that the whales’ curled tail flukes were the result of poor nutrition as a calf due to their early weanings. Seaworld quickly cut funding to this study and the paper itself never made it through publishing. 

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  2. (Source: weheartit.com)

  3. Down the Road
    C2C
    Tetra

    C2C- Down the Road

    (Source: nightmayor)

  4. owlmylove:

badsketchies:

A comic of my current favorite tumblr post in existence.

oH MY GOD. YOU DREW STEVE IRWIN’S VICTORIAN ANCESTOR. PLEASE WAIT WHILE I GOOGLE WHICH STATES I CAN LEGALLY MARRY DRAWINGS IN THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN

    owlmylove:

    badsketchies:

    A comic of my current favorite tumblr post in existence.

    oH MY GOD. YOU DREW STEVE IRWIN’S VICTORIAN ANCESTOR. PLEASE WAIT WHILE I GOOGLE WHICH STATES I CAN LEGALLY MARRY DRAWINGS IN THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN

  5. xfreischutz:

so here we are again, it’s always such a pleasure—

    xfreischutz:

    so here we are again, it’s always such a pleasure—

  6. Happy Little Pill
    Troye Sivan
    TRXYE

    begofmcvey:

    Happy Little Pill- Troye Sivan

  7. chronopickpocket:

bluedragonkaiser:

My favorite quote from anything ever.

i need more kung fu panda in my life
chronopickpocket:

bluedragonkaiser:

My favorite quote from anything ever.

i need more kung fu panda in my life
chronopickpocket:

bluedragonkaiser:

My favorite quote from anything ever.

i need more kung fu panda in my life
chronopickpocket:

bluedragonkaiser:

My favorite quote from anything ever.

i need more kung fu panda in my life
chronopickpocket:

bluedragonkaiser:

My favorite quote from anything ever.

i need more kung fu panda in my life
chronopickpocket:

bluedragonkaiser:

My favorite quote from anything ever.

i need more kung fu panda in my life

    chronopickpocket:

    bluedragonkaiser:

    My favorite quote from anything ever.

    i need more kung fu panda in my life

    (Source: fuckyeahyoga)

    • friend who lives hundreds of miles away: i made food
    • me: can i have some
  8. cetuscetus:


Keiko

Gifs that didn’t quite fit into the other post. cetuscetus:


Keiko

Gifs that didn’t quite fit into the other post.

    cetuscetus:

    Keiko

    Gifs that didn’t quite fit into the other post.

  9. comixqueen:

I rewatched “Free Willy” today for the first time in 15+ years and OMG the nostalgia!! I was reminded why orcas have been my favorite animal since age 4 or so, and it was nice -in a kind of sad way- to see Keiko again. (I don’t remember the movie being quite so corny, though…) Naturally, I needed to paint an orca afterwards.

    comixqueen:

    I rewatched “Free Willy” today for the first time in 15+ years and OMG the nostalgia!! I was reminded why orcas have been my favorite animal since age 4 or so, and it was nice -in a kind of sad way- to see Keiko again. (I don’t remember the movie being quite so corny, though…)

    Naturally, I needed to paint an orca afterwards.

  10. "Some things, once you’ve loved them, become yours forever. And if you try to let them go, they only circle back and return to you. They become a part of who you are, or they destroy you."
  11. (Source: fourxleafxclover)

  12. "I’m a wretch, but I love."
     Fyodor Dostoevsky, from The Brothers Karamazov

    (Source: violentwavesofemotion)

  13. pugletto:

Omg, so I’m actually not this bad at making screencap redraws or whatever.Latin@ Lady & the Tramp this time.
pugletto:

Omg, so I’m actually not this bad at making screencap redraws or whatever.Latin@ Lady & the Tramp this time.

    pugletto:

    Omg, so I’m actually not this bad at making screencap redraws or whatever.

    Latin@ Lady & the Tramp this time.