Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Facebook

Type the topic in any language to check out real time results of Who's Talking on Social Media Sites


Trending Topics: グラシアスCAMpeãoHerSabahınAdı FENERBAHÇEOnurluyuzÇünkü TRABZONSPORluyuz#GündemeÇıkarılır0544x940x55x15When Your Ex's Mom Txt Youよくモテ普通にしたらYayınYasağı YolsuzluğuAKlamazAzizHatıranıMinnetle AnıyoruzATAM#63notout超究極#MentionPeopleYouAreThankfulFor#CricketFamily#NewStarWarsSpoilers#ForaBrunninha#stoptheparade#AbigailYouTried#BizeLazımOlanTekŞey#MilliLiderErdoğan#平沢唯生誕祭2014BizTürkiyeyiz CumaTuncelideyiz#身長たす22をすると抱きつきやすい#UygurTürküneSahipÇıkSean Abbott#CameronMustGo学習帳#AtrêFlyers#KaganKayaTTyapar#MariaEuSeiQueVoceTreme6期#LancashireDay#citeumcasal#MTVStars三角チョコMariasKardecLizzie McGuireEast CoastBlack FridayPhil HughesGary Speed#blackfridayJustin Bieberレポ楽しみ#TTScrtipSadece600TLx534x455x65x03Phillip HughesCruzeiro京セラ初日TLがメルネアResistFerguson StopRacism#今年の顔文字#LIVESOSあーらーEven StevensAleminŞamarOğlanı Galatasaray黒バススタンプ#happythanksgiving#ConfissoesdaMadrugadaMineirãoTurkey Brine RecipeLymphomaPaige VanZantMeghan TrainorJanel ParrishSadie RobertsonJurassic WorldChuck HagelTurkey BrineCnn.comJohnny ManzielFoxnewsRichard ShermanDallas CowboysFergusonAl Sharptonnew orleans saintsDancing With the StarsHappy ThanksgivingNBC NewsMore

Most recent 20 results returned for keyword: manatees (Search this on MAP)

https://plus.google.com/117977398508785860152 Black in Trinidad & Tobago : RT by NBXtrinibago November is Manatee Awareness Month. Here are 8 things you didn't know about manatees...
RT by NBXtrinibago November is Manatee Awareness Month. Here are 8 things you didn't know about manatees
8 things you didn't know about manatees | PBS NewsHour
Manatees are the slow, lumbering, gentle giants of the aquatic ecosystem. Every November, they make their way to Florida’s warmer waters for the winter marking Manatee Awareness Month. Celebrate by learning eight facts about the gentle sea cows. Continue reading →
8 hours ago - Via - View -
https://plus.google.com/104953398131149738549 Shang Heng Wei : How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends? During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes...
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?

During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?
During Manatee Awareness Month, we take a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
8 hours ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/102873438144159981164 Webity : We all need to see our Superheroes from other perspectives "Superheroes Reimagined As Manatees" - Imgur...
We all need to see our Superheroes from other perspectives "Superheroes Reimagined As Manatees" - Imgur http://ow.ly/ESaH4
Superheroes Reimagined As Manatees

11 hours ago - Via - View -
https://plus.google.com/115417091656514676984 Crystal Widger : For years, before I started researching animals, I assumed that hippos were gentle - kind of like manatees...
For years, before I started researching animals, I assumed that hippos were gentle - kind of like manatees, but that is far from the truth. They're extremely aggressive and attack without any provocation. They're so adorable though. Looks are deceiving!!
10 Cute Animals That Are Actually Ruthless
These cute animals are deceptively ruthless.
12 hours ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/105493081640219878951 Bill Heslin : After lunch we had a couple of visitors by the boat. Manatees came to visit.
After lunch we had a couple of visitors by the boat. Manatees came to visit.
14 hours ago - Via - View -
https://plus.google.com/109595350588401092755 Cocotero Delta Vos : https://www.southbeachhelicopters.com/ Miami Beach Heliopter Tours offered by South Beach Helicopter...
https://www.southbeachhelicopters.com/

Miami Beach Heliopter Tours offered by South Beach Helicopter is the absolute best tours in Miami, Florida.

Have the time of your life soaring over the hottest spots in Miami Beach and South Florida. On your tour, we will fly you over scenic Miami Beach.

On your tour, we will fly you over scenic Miami Beach, South Beach, Key Biscayne, Downtown Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. What better way to enjoy your bird’s eye view of spectacular turquoise water and picturesque beaches than from our luxury helicopter. It’s the best way to spot dolphins, manatees, stingrays, and sharks all in their natural habitat. Our experienced pilot will even point out famous celebrity homes and South Beach hot spots along the way while you take in the breathtaking views from the comfort of our air conditioned equipped Robinson R-44 Helicopter.
15 hours ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/108329385971236148146 Local Video Guy : https://www.southbeachhelicopters.com/ Miami Beach Heliopter Tours offered by South Beach Helicopter...
https://www.southbeachhelicopters.com/

Miami Beach Heliopter Tours offered by South Beach Helicopter is the absolute best tours in Miami, Florida.

Have the time of your life soaring over the hottest spots in Miami Beach and South Florida. On your tour, we will fly you over scenic Miami Beach.

On your tour, we will fly you over scenic Miami Beach, South Beach, Key Biscayne, Downtown Miami, and Fort Lauderdale. What better way to enjoy your bird’s eye view of spectacular turquoise water and picturesque beaches than from our luxury helicopter. It’s the best way to spot dolphins, manatees, stingrays, and sharks all in their natural habitat. Our experienced pilot will even point out famous celebrity homes and South Beach hot spots along the way while you take in the breathtaking views from the comfort of our air conditioned equipped Robinson R-44 Helicopter.
16 hours ago - Via Events - View -
https://plus.google.com/107083763793397146761 Aquarius Systems : Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva has asked state officials if Florida #manatees could be imported to the...
Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva has asked state officials if Florida #manatees could be imported to the Delta to graze on obnoxious #waterhyacinth.

“Manatees would do a darn good job of eating up hyacinth. They love it,” said Pat Rose, with the Save the Manatee Club near Orlando.

But it’s never going to happen.

Manatees are endangered; there are only about 5,000 left in Florida. So taking the 1000-plus pound, gentle mammals out of their native habitat and placing them into foreign waters would defy all rules and regulations.

And anyhow, the manatees likely wouldn’t survive in the Delta. http://ow.ly/ESvRB http://ow.ly/i/7IgGD
JavaScript Must Be Enabled -
Worldwide reaction after video of incident between Edison teacher, student goes viral · Blog: Mediation an option in Franklin appeal of Stockton bankruptcy ruling · Masked men enter Stockton restaurant, flee with cash register · Couple shot at as they ran away from attempted carjackers ...
20 hours ago - Via - View -
https://plus.google.com/116027440416912848627 easyway2pcs blogspot : How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends? During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes...
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?

During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?
During Manatee Awareness Month, we take a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
1 day ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/100110921004036016958 Choosing Compassion Over Cruelty : A beautiful tribute to our gentle giants, the endangered West Indian Manatees of Florida. https://vimeo.com...
A beautiful tribute to our gentle giants, the endangered West Indian Manatees of Florida. https://vimeo.com/groups/166612/videos/34113214
Watch the video: Sirenia Shadows in Choosing Compassion Over Cruelty
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/MMf4zxmm2YlS0w9WP-D7LWZRnvBBPwpOTe__g-lO7_Rpjp2hI3wx4kFV_mrlfdHEXmRZT4mfS3c3_1bwBlSi3wYR=w506-h284-n
Emerging from the shadows and effortlessly gliding through their domain, the mermaids take central stage in Crystal River. Become entranced with the beauty and grace…
1 day ago - Via - View -
https://plus.google.com/100861584461943045925 Ursula Richardson : What's Wrong With Kayla The Killer Whale? By Heather Murphy August 07, 2014 This post was created by...

What's Wrong With Kayla The Killer Whale?
By Heather Murphy August 07, 2014

This post was created by a member of the Dodo Community, where anyone can post fascinating stories, photos, videos and more.
Join the Dodo Community here
It has been well documented that Tilikum spends the majority of his time logging at the surface of his tank, but it turns out he is not the only one.

At a recent visit to SeaWorld Orlando, Kayla also spent an exorbitant amount of time stationary at the surface while her tankmates swam circles around her.  Kayla was born in November 1988, making her the second oldest captive born killer whale in SeaWorld's collection at only 25 years old.

In Death at SeaWorld, David Kirby reported that Kayla had been taken away from her mother at 2 years old.  In October 2005 she gave birth to Halyn in San Antonio.  Having never learned maternal skills, she rejected her calf.  Halyn died in San Antonio at only two and a half years old.   In November 2006 Kayla was moved from San Antonio to Orlando.

According the NOAA, female Killer Whales in the wild typically live about 50 years but can live as long as 100 years.  Granny, the infamous matriarch of the Southern Resident Killer Whales, is estimated to be 103 years old.  Granny made waves earlier this year when she was spotted after traveling 800 miles in a little over a week with her pod.

Then there's Kayla...



25 year old Kayla logs at the surface as the others swim circles around her.

Naomi Rose of Animal Welfare Institute observed that "the logging behavior was excessive and especially troubling given the activity of the other whales in the tank" 

To put things in perspective






Repost
TOPICS:

Central Floridian advocating for the end of cetacean captivity, Florida manatees and other issues affecting marine mammals. Heather Murphy can be found on Facebook and Twitter. https://www.facebook.com/oceanadvocatefl @oceanadvocatefl
We encourage all readers of The Dodo to comment on articles. By clicking and submitting a comment you acknowledge The Dodo's comments policy.

MORE AMAZING ANIMAL STORIES

Family Realizes Tiny Puppy Isn't a Puppy At All

These Dogs Desperately Want To Be Pals With Cats

10 Things Dog Owners Are Constantly Doing Wrong

10 Animals You Should Never Keep as a Pet

×
Like The Dodo on Facebook
MOST READ

Paralyzed Stray Dog Found Crawling On Thai Beach Makes Stunning Transformation
By Melissa Cronin
Stray Dog Joins Hikers On 430-Mile Trek Across Ecuador
By Stephen Messenger
11 Dogs Who Have No Idea Where This Mess Came From
By Lindsey Robertson
Drinking Orca Milk And Other Ways SeaWorld Employees Spend Their Time
By Melissa Cronin
Alien-Like Species Spotted 2,000 Feet Underwater For The First Time Ever
By Ben Guarino
Tiny, Orphaned Marmoset Just Adores Her Toothbrush Massage
By Rachel Virginia
Deep Sea Explorers Stumble Upon A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real
By Stephen Messenger
Does Your Cat Love You? 6 Ways To Tell
By Ben Guarino
Former Orca Hunter Releases Rare Footage Of Whale Captures
By Melissa Cronin
10 Dogs Testing The Limits Of The 'Keep Out Of The Kitchen' Rule
By Stephen Messenger

FROM THE DODO COMMUNITY
What Does The Hunting Lobby Find So Confusing?
By Adam M. Roberts
After 13 Years As A Vegan, My Family's First Vegetarian Thanksgiving
By Josh Balk
Rhinos Moved To 'Intensive Protection Zones'
By Tisha Wardlow
Pigs Get A New Ally In The Gestation Crate Fight: Brazil
By Wayne Pacelle
BROUGHT TO YOU BY
About
Contact
Sign Up
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Careers
Powered by RebelMouse
Ocean Advocate
Bringing news of the captive whale industry, whale and dolphin hunts and other news from the ocean
1 day ago - Via - View -
https://plus.google.com/105217721273102904903 Carol Grant : Recent online buzz about manatees from People.com, Visit Citrus and more!
Recent online buzz about manatees from People.com, Visit Citrus and more!
Polite and Sexy Manatee Buzz

1 day ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/117470174080069188174 Miami Veterinary Specialists : November is also Manatee Awareness Month. As you may already know, the Florida manatee population is...
November is also Manatee Awareness Month. As you may already know, the Florida manatee population is highly endangered, and their top threat remains the same: humans. Because of this, manatees have been a protected species in Florida since 1972. If you would like to learn more about these giant and affectionate creatures or even have a close encounter with them in their natural environment, visit http://www.fws.gov/crystalriver/
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, was established in 1983 specifically for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee. This unique refuge preserves the last unspoiled and undeveloped habitat in Kings Bay, which forms the headwaters of the Crystal River. The refuge preserves the warm water spring havens, which provide critical habitat for the manatee populations that migrate here each winter.
1 day ago - Via - View -
https://plus.google.com/118074471876700264260 Ігор Сорока : How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends? During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes...
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?

During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?
During Manatee Awareness Month, we take a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
1 day ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/109270945996246597717 Toy Zone San Antonio : Texas Game Wardens are in Baytown helping to rescue a 1,000-pound adult male manatee near the NRG power...
Texas Game Wardens are in Baytown helping to rescue a 1,000-pound adult male manatee near the NRG power plant.

Florida manatees sometimes migrate as far as Texas during the summer but return to Florida when the weather gets cold. This manatee may have stayed because the water is slightly warmer by the power plant.

The manatee appears thinner than normal and the plan is to return it to Florida.
1 day ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/102302495162794631190 Mike Mackley : How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends? During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes...
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?

During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?
During Manatee Awareness Month, we take a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
1 day ago - Via Reshared Post - View -
https://plus.google.com/100526514195087244555 KQED SCIENCE : How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends? During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes...
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?

During Manatee Awareness Month, +National Geographic takes a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
How Did Manatees Inspire Mermaid Legends?
During Manatee Awareness Month, we take a look at how the docile aquatic mammal inspired mermaid myths around the world.
1 day ago - Via Google+ - View -
https://plus.google.com/108522739240777941102 Mockingbird Handprints : Texas Game Wardens are in Baytown helping to rescue a 1,000-pound adult male manatee near the NRG power...
Texas Game Wardens are in Baytown helping to rescue a 1,000-pound adult male manatee near the NRG power plant.

Florida manatees sometimes migrate as far as Texas during the summer but return to Florida when the weather gets cold. This manatee may have stayed because the water is slightly warmer by the power plant.

The manatee appears thinner than normal and the plan is to return it to Florida.
1 day ago - Via Reshared Post - View -