15 Jun '15, 8pm

Marine Expert Costeau Ready to Help Free Whales from SeaWorld via @ecorazzi

As far as I know, none of the US Seaworld orcas are fit for true release into the wild. They will need daily care from humans for the rest of their lives, in an enclosed bay at best. Their teeth need daily irrigation, and most of them lack the language and social skills to join a pod, having either been captured at a very young age or bred in captivity (and then separated from their mothers in turn at a young age). Only Lolita at Miami Seaquarium and Morgan at Loro Parque have some prospect of truly returning to the wild, and even there we have huge question marks. If these two are successfully repatriated, it would be an extraordinary tale indeed.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2015/06/15/marine-expert-costeau-...

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