Wild Discs Orca Ozone Misprint is the misprint version of the Ozone Orca. These discs contain visual flaws in the stamp that can be but are not limited to: missing areas, double stamped, wrong stamp and more. They do however, fly like an Ozone Orca would and have no physical issues. If you are looking to try out the disc and don’t mind some visual imperfections, this is the disc for you!
Speed: 12 Glide: 5 Turn: -1.5 Fade: 2
Stamp & Disc color will vary.
COMMON NAME: Orca (Killer Whale)
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Orcinus orca
GROUP NAME: Pod
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 50 to 80 years (Only 30 when in captivity)
SIZE: 23 to 32 feet
WEIGHT: Up to 6 tons
The killer whale, also known as an orca, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family, of which it is the largest member. Killer whales have a diverse diet, although individual populations often specialize in particular types of prey.
- Since the whale captivity industry began, at least 145 orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild.
- Of these, 125 (or 90 percent) have died.
- Of the 33 orcas who were born in captivity and have since died, they each survived an average of 4.5 years.
- There are currently 52 orcas held in captivity around the world.
When you consider the fact that wild orcas can live for up to 90 years (female) and 60 years (male), with the median survival time ranging from 30 to 46 years, these are some pretty staggering statistics.
At least 166 orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild since 1961 (including Pascuala and Morgan).
- 129 of these orcas are now dead.
- In the wild, male orcas live to an average of 30 years (maximum 50-60 years) and 46 years for females (maximum 80-90 years).
- At least 166 orcas have died in captivity, not including 30 miscarried or still-born calves.
- SeaWorld holds 20 orcas in its three parks in the United States. At least forty-nine orcas have died at SeaWorld.
- One of the most infamous capture incidents saw over 80 whales from the Southern Resident population of orcas in Washington State rounded-up at Penn Cove in 1970. Seven were taken into captivity while as many as five whales died. Today this population is recognised as endangered. Only one captured whale, Lolita, is still alive, held at Miami Seaquarium.
- At least 19 orcas have been taken from the wild into captivity since 2002, most recently in Russia. 10 individuals illegally caught in 2018 and held in a holding facility in Srednyaya Bay near Nakhodka have been released back into the wild in June, July and August 2019.
The growing uneasiness with the concept of keeping orcas in captivity has only been increased by the renowned documentary Blackfish, documenting the reality of the captives’ existence. Despite the best attempts of the display industry to blow a smokescreen over such negative publicity, the wider world is now increasingly aware that all is not well in fantasy-land. In recent years, first a trickle, then a steady torrent, of incidents have been reported.
A growing catalogue of ‘accidents’, illnesses, failed pregnancies and premature deaths that have helped to show up this industry for the cruel circus that it really is.
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