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lightning illuminates an ash cloud that extends ten kilometres high in this june 5, 2011 eruption of puyehue volcano, near osorno in southern chile. known as a dirty thunderstorm, this phenomenon is yet to be explained by science, as the source of the lightning (or the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud) continues to be debated.   

photos by (click pic) claudio santanaivan alvarado, francisco negroni and carlos gutierrez.  (see also: the eruption of japan’s sakurajima volcano and the eruptions in eyjafjallajokull, iceland


Why are we still arguing over Blackfish’s accuracy? Let’s just toss the documentary out and everything else still stands:
• Keltie Byrne’s death
• Daniel Dukes’ death
• Alexis Martinez’s death
• Dawn Brancheau’s death
• John Sillick’s injury caused by Orky II
• Ken Peters’ near-fatal drowning caused by Kasatka
• Annette Eckis’ injury caused by Shamu
• Tamarie Tollison’s injury caused by Splash and Orkid
• Separation of families
• Collection of semen
• Inseminating semen into females
• Dead, thawed fish
• Jello, ice, and hoses to quell dehydration
• Drugs and vitamins
• Tooth drilling and extraction
• 100% of adult males in captivity have collapsed dorsal fins
• Whale-on-whale aggression (yes, there is aggression in the wild, but not on captivity’s scale)
• No human has ever been severely harmed by a wild killer whale (the man who required 100 stitches could not verify that he was attacked by a killer whale; regardless, no human has been killed by a killer whale in the wild)
• Lethargic, listless behaviors for hours
• SeaWorld has never rescued/released a killer whale
• SeaWorld’s “educators” misinform the public
• SeaWorld Orlando trainer Kelly Flaherty Clark lied under court oath and said Loro Parque is not affiliated with SeaWorld. Of course it is, as its 5 orcas (Keto, Tekoa, Kohana, Skyla, Adán) belong to SeaWorld, but are on loan
• SeaWorld twisted Dr. Ingrid Visser’s paper on New Zealand orcas by saying “nearly one-quarter” of male wild killer whales have “collapsed” dorsals, when in actuality, less than 1% do. The actual study found that 23% of males (7 out of 30) in a specific New Zealand population have dorsal fin “abnormalities,” not collapsed (only one male had a collapsed dorsal). In the same study, 174 Norwegian orcas were included, with just one male having an “abnormality.”

Seriously, throw Blackfish away and all the footage and documents still exist. It doesn’t matter if you dislike the former trainers or scientists that oppose captivity—facts are facts.
**If you’d like me to expand on anything mentioned above, please let me know. Second post will follow.**

Photo: BC Whale Tours on Instagram








heres a midi of hips dont lie with a banjo as the vocals

i cant believe this

this sounds like it belongs in a legend of zelda game


I’m totally serious when I say I absolutely love this I’ve listened to it like twelve times now it’s fantastic 10/10

Click reblog as soon as the banjo came in. That is amazing.

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