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.  

21 comments:

Margaret D said...

That's not a good survival rate then.

Huggybear said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Awww:(

DEZMOND said...

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

Martha said...

That is very sad:(

Adam said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely creature, I am very sad about that.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Everything on Earth is vulnerable, unfortunately.

Pat Hatt said...

Some species sure have it rough

stephen Hayes said...

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

happyone said...

They are beautiful creatures.

Christine said...

It is nature's way it would seem.

Harlynn said...

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

Huggybear said...

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

Caro * said...

It is so sad :/

bj said...

They are pretty....

Valentina Chirico said...

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

Teddi said...

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.

Adam said...

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.

Linda said...

Sweet photo.

Linda said...

Sweet photo.