Lolita logging. Poor gal! :(
Poor thing is right; I almost never see pictures or anything of her with any EEDs. The tank is clearly too small for her to do laps of any sort and she has no EEDs, ugh. I wish they’d create and give her more things to toy around with rather than her just log there.
I actually just realized that we never see her with EEDs! Whoa! Anybody know why? Does MSQ even try to relieve her boredom?
If anyone is familiar with MSQ it would be super cool of you could tell me how they try to enrich her life, if they do at all. I can’t believe we never see EEDs and I can’t believe I didn’t realize until now.
I’ve only seen pictures of her with a wetsuit (yes, they give her a plain wetsuit as an EED) and this yoga looking like mat that I’ve seen the trainers jump on and just simply toss it into there with her.On a side note: Foundinthesea has gone to MSQ before so she might know something about Lolita’s EEDs
What the heck, man? How in the hell is that any sort of enrichment for her? Put a little effort into it! If you’re going to keep her here all alone, at least try to make things less boring for her!
My dislike of MSQ only grows.
Toki often has her wetsuit, a favorite of hers for many years. She clearly prefers this EED and it is not as though MSQ lacks EEDs to give her, so I believe she isn’t as into large, hard toys. I know Toki’s trainers absolutely adore her and if Toki actively used other EEDs, I feel as though they would not hesitate to replace the wetsuit with one of the others for a while.
Other EEDs I’ve seen are floats the trainers climb on and she likes to flip over, hoses, ice and jello treats and pool noodle things. Like Corky, Toki isn’t entirely all that into EEDs. Toki plays with and cares for the lags, but she isn’t all that into balls and disks like the SW whales.
A thing to remember about MSQ is that the public has a very limited view of Toki, much more so than at any SW facility. The general public is allowed to her about 30 mins before show and about 15 mins after. There is no public UV. Essentially there is very little opportunity to see a relate session, however I can assure you they exist.
Sorry I’d go more into detail but I’m in class right now.
Giant squid of the Newfoudland Banks. From a painting by Herbert B. Judy
what if you gained your icons personality for a week
walk barefoot and feel
the pulse of the universe
welcoming you home
I’ve updated my marine mammal research internships page to include a listing of some cool organizations devoted to marine mammal research. If you wanna see cause you’re a nerd like me here’s the link [x]
GoPro: Whale Fantasia
holy fucking shit
this is beautiful.
Just casually reblogs this again.
Always open your mind to new facts. Don’t always look for information that supports your theory, look at the other side too. Disagreeing is healthy when both sides are civil, and discussion is a thing people should do more.
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