Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fact of the Day: Orca Baby

Orca whales are considered apex predators, but they can be vulnerable to a cruel Earth. About 37-50% of orca calves never live past the age of seven months.  

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  1. Interesting statistic as they are so family orientated in their pod groups - all looking after the new born calf.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

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  2. well, most chicken don't live past to three months because humans eat them up :( All of the meat you eat comes from a few months old birdies

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    1. well it's a good thing I'm a vegetarian then

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  3. Lovely creature, I am very sad about that.

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  4. Everything on Earth is vulnerable, unfortunately.

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  5. Some species sure have it rough

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  6. Nature has a way of limiting the size of animal populations. Too bad no one limits human populations.

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  7. It is nature's way it would seem.

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  8. My step brother is super into saving the orcas. SeaWorld decided to change the habitat to a more suitable and safe one for the orcas...one of the three or four sea worlds.

    - Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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    1. What is God's name has this "gem" of information got to do with the wildlife Orcas???
      Orcas are not bloody performing clowns - humans are perfectly capable to doing that.
      B J Hunnicut

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  9. No, really? I thought orcas were quite strong and healthy!
    Thank you for your little gems of knowledge and culture!!!

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  10. whenever i think of orca's i think of that movie blackfish. have you seen it? it's sad, but eye-opening. i really liked it. i heard about when i was listening to NPR. then i saw the movie was airing on a news network channel. it's informative.

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    1. I heard of it, but I hear it does have a one sided view on things. A terrible trait of most documentaries as I've learned.

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