I watched “The Whale” for the first time on Netflix the other night, and despite my balling my eyes out and my raging fury at the government’s lack of effort into trying to help this little Orca’s situation, there was something I noticed about Luna’s situation.
Luna was about 2 years old when he turned up alone in Nootka Sound. He lived until he was about 4 before horrifically being killed in a tugboat strike (It totally could have been prevented if the departments involved would have gotten off their asses and let people help with his situation). During this time, he didn’t come into contact with any other orcas as far as we know, and during this time, he fed himself completely.
As a 2 year old, this little orca knew how to catch his own fish. Pro caps often try to justify keeping release-able orcas in captivity because they were captured at a young age (usually 2-6 years), and weren’t old enough to know how to feed themselves. Judging from Luna’s situation, this is false. He was abandoned at the same age, but was with his family long enough to know how to fend for himself.
Just an observation.
Swimming crabs are characterized by the flattening of the fifth pair of legs into broad paddles, which are used for swimming. This ability, together with their strong, sharp claws, allows many species to be fast and aggressive predators.
It looks so soft
Kendall and Kylie together in 2014 (requested)
Via babylonfalling: Ron Cobb, 1969