Orcas vs great white sharks: in a battle of the apex predators who wins?

Orcas vs great white sharks: in a battle of the apex predators who wins?:

To be honest, I don´t like Orcas and mostly because I am afraid of them. I would maybe cage dive with a great white, but never with an Orca. They are so smart and have such a strong predator instinct, it would find a way to break the cage or something.

Check out this article looking at how precise and targeted their killing and ¨butchering¨ is and who would win in a fight Orca vs Great White.

Trust no one- not even an Orca.

Ever felt stuck between a hard place?This blenny would say…

Ever felt stuck between a hard place?

This blenny would say that’s a good and safe place to be.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOLLOWERS!Blue Planet 2 has come out and it is…

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOLLOWERS!

Blue Planet 2 has come out and it is LITERALLY THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER. Such amazing footage, I cried from the beauty and the jealousness I had for the divers and camera people who got to witness it in person.

I think it provides such valuable information, and thus for educational purposes, I have found you some links to episode 1 “One Ocean”. PARENTAL WARNING: These websites have pop-ups and adult ads, so be careful of spam. But this is the price to pay for FREE.

http://www.darewatch.com/blue-planet-ii-2017/season/1/episode/1

http://putlockers.fm/watch/qd7Dr4vK-blue-planet-ii-season-1.html

Episode 1 appeared October 29th and Episode 2 “The Deep Ocean” appears this Sunday, November 5th. They will keep coming out every Sunday until just before Christmas!

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Mangroves. A family of tree species which are able to filter out…

Mangroves. A family of tree species which are able to filter out the salt from seawater.

These species are EXTREMELY important for ecosystems by providing shelter for young fish species (nurseries) as well as protecting coastal environments in the wake of storms like hurricanes.

Red Octopus, the colour of ANGER!This big underwater alien isn’t…

Red Octopus, the colour of ANGER!

This big underwater alien isn’t happy about our visit to a remote reef off of Ono Island, Fiji

Thousands of Sharks Dead in San Francisco Bay, Brains Eaten

Thousands of Sharks Dead in San Francisco Bay, Brains Eaten:

I applaud the scientist at California Fish and Wildlife who despite the fact that the government is not concerned with the deaths of thousands of sharks to be able to fund research into the cause, is working at home in his kitchen after his workday to find an answer- and it looks like that answer is a brain parasite that is spreading to other species.

Why is the government of California not concerned with this? Because the shark species population is not at risk. But after thousands of deaths and the deaths of other species (and commercially important species) because of this, how can they not be concerned?

How SeaWorld, of All Brands, Made the Most-Liked Ad of the Third Quarter

How SeaWorld, of All Brands, Made the Most-Liked Ad of the Third Quarter:

So SeaWorld released this ad and apparently media loves it.

As a biologist and conservationist, do I love it?

The short answer is no. Not to say it’s not a well-done ad, which is painting the COMPANY in a more wholesome light, that by going to Marine land you help them donate millions of dollars to ocean conservation and rescue projects. But the images that capture the audience (us, the viewers) the most are those of the wild, free and roaming creatures. Then we get an image of a dolphin jumping in the background of a family taking a photo and that wholesome image is ruined. For me anyway.

I believe if Seaworld wishes to survive as a business, which is what it is at its core- NOT an organization (although it does have one), trying to justify its animals in captivity by saying it will donate SOME of the profit to conservation and rescue efforts is NOT enough. 

I believe they could have animals for the sake of rehabilitation on display for people to visit, and of course roller coasters. But any healthy animal cannot remain captive in its facilities. It will never be acceptable, justifiable, or ethical. And when they show an image of dolphins jumping for photos, has anything really changed?