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Hey, I'm sorry to bother you, but I've got a question about my dog! A lot of the time when I let her she flops her ears back (she's a mini Aussie, and deaf if that helps). Even when she comes to me for pets she flops them back. Is she scared of me, or is it just something she does?

Asked by: earthmindheartsky

notactuallycute:

Unless she is exhibiting other signs of stress as well, it’s probably just something she does.

-Ry

This can be a polite greeting behaviour: my big pointy eared GSD cross does it too. :)

  • 19th August
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dreamt-of-dolphins:

The new exhibit is an EXTENSION. Meaning that SeaWorld San Diego will be the largest killer whale environment in the world, beating Marineland Antibes by around 4 million gallons (if my info is remembered correctly!) 
Image source (x) 

I read that SW SD is 5 mil gallons now, and will become 10 mil, but MLF is 11 mil, so will still be the largest. Or are those numbers wrong?

dreamt-of-dolphins:

The new exhibit is an EXTENSION. Meaning that SeaWorld San Diego will be the largest killer whale environment in the world, beating Marineland Antibes by around 4 million gallons (if my info is remembered correctly!) 

Image source (x

I read that SW SD is 5 mil gallons now, and will become 10 mil, but MLF is 11 mil, so will still be the largest. Or are those numbers wrong?

(via animal-hearted)

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nimwey:

Oh my. :O

Construction will apparently start in San Diego next year. Don’t know what will happen in Texas and Florida.

But this is certainly exciting.

Pictures from: blueworldproject.seaworld.com

INCREDIBLE

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orcinusofstars:

nerdynalani:

loveroforcas:

fortheloveoforca:

passion4killerwhales:

shamurocks:

DSC_7311 by orcalover109 on Flickr.

OH MY GOD. NO. THIS ACTUALLY MADE THROW MY PHONE THAT LOOKS FUCKING SCARY. what is wrong with her eye!!!!????

who is this?? and what the hell?

It’s Kalina

I’m certainly no expert, but it looks like she was looking downward and there is something next to her eye, possibly a bit of water catching the light? It sure does look strange.

Might be an eye infection/pink eye or even a hemorrhage?Pool sanitizers, especially chlorine, can also cause the eyes to go red when exposed for long periods of time.Other causes could be: allergies, infection, eye fatigue/fatigue in general, dryness, ulcers, glaucoma, colds, photokeratitis (basically a sunburned eyeball), and even whitening eye drops (used to get the “red” out of a human eye, I wouldn’t put it passed Seaworld to come up with something similar).As mentioned before, it could also be that weird “red eye” orcas supposedly get when they’re angry or distressed.It looks either like an eye hemorrhage or photokeratitis to me, especially in the bigger picture:

There is nothing wrong with her eye: this is the delightful picture of what cetaceans eyes look like when they are wide, and looking in other directions. It’s like if we pull down our eyelid: it’s the part of the eyeball we rarely see, because orcas’ eyes are so small. Every now and then, photos pop up like this, showing the wide, red eye.
It is probably associated with this “angry red eye” simply because wide eyes can be a precursor for aggression. Of course, it can mean many things, and sometimes, is just simple timing. 
It’s also a good example of why a common dog appeasement signal, known as “whale eye”, is named after it:
** random example of dog whale eye from google, but of course with dogs it’s more of a tolerable white than the lovely pink red of cetaceans http://dwgz13c02wr4k.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/fearful.jpg

orcinusofstars:

nerdynalani:

loveroforcas:

fortheloveoforca:

passion4killerwhales:

shamurocks:

DSC_7311 by orcalover109 on Flickr.

OH MY GOD. NO. THIS ACTUALLY MADE THROW MY PHONE THAT LOOKS FUCKING SCARY. what is wrong with her eye!!!!????

who is this?? and what the hell?

It’s Kalina

I’m certainly no expert, but it looks like she was looking downward and there is something next to her eye, possibly a bit of water catching the light? It sure does look strange.

Might be an eye infection/pink eye or even a hemorrhage?
Pool sanitizers, especially chlorine, can also cause the eyes to go red when exposed for long periods of time.

Other causes could be: allergies, infection, eye fatigue/fatigue in general, dryness, ulcers, glaucoma, colds, photokeratitis (basically a sunburned eyeball), and even whitening eye drops (used to get the “red” out of a human eye, I wouldn’t put it passed Seaworld to come up with something similar).

As mentioned before, it could also be that weird “red eye” orcas supposedly get when they’re angry or distressed.

It looks either like an eye hemorrhage or photokeratitis to me, especially in the bigger picture:

There is nothing wrong with her eye: this is the delightful picture of what cetaceans eyes look like when they are wide, and looking in other directions. It’s like if we pull down our eyelid: it’s the part of the eyeball we rarely see, because orcas’ eyes are so small. Every now and then, photos pop up like this, showing the wide, red eye.

It is probably associated with this “angry red eye” simply because wide eyes can be a precursor for aggression. Of course, it can mean many things, and sometimes, is just simple timing. 

It’s also a good example of why a common dog appeasement signal, known as “whale eye”, is named after it:

** random example of dog whale eye from google, but of course with dogs it’s more of a tolerable white than the lovely pink red of cetaceans http://dwgz13c02wr4k.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/fearful.jpg

(via hellothewhalessay)

  • 13th August
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kyrrahaf:

believe-sea:

cetacean-captivity:

Marineland France boasts what is largely considered the biggest orca enclosure in the world. This complex was built in the late 1990’s, making it rather young. MLF is home to a family of six whales in a habitat containing 11 million US gallons of seawater, which makes it nearly double the size of Seaworld Orlando’s Shamu Stadium. Still, MLF is dwarfed by the largest swimming pool in the world which contains 66 million US gallons. It’s time for improvement. [x]

I would LOVE to visit this facility and see it for myself!

This is an amazing gifset. I really want to visit this facility.

(via kaseykphotography)

  • 12th August
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