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Orca Captivity Facts
  • At least 144 orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild since 1961 (including Pascuala and Morgan).
  • 125 of these (or 87%) 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).
  • Of the 33 orcas that have been born in captivity and have since died (excluding stillbirths), they survived an average of 4.5 years.
  • In total, 158 orcas have died in captivity, including 28 miscarried or still-born calves.
  • SeaWorld holds 23 orcas in its three parks in the United States and owns (at least) a further four at Loro Parque in Spain (ownership of Adan and Morgan not verified). At least forty-four orcas have died at SeaWorld.

I’m eating matcha warabimochi and drinking plum wine now : )

Yes!!!! It’s a 3 day weekend from tomorrow ❤️

Next Monday is “Marine Day”

It’s a Japanese national holiday🌷

I’m going to go shopping tomorrow ✨

And day after tomorrow, I’m going to see fireworks at Nagoya port ♪♪

I can’t wait it 😊



”Portan” Port of Nagoya, Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture, Japan.

*Revised* Gallons per Whale

*Revised Jan. 23, 2015: SeaWorld, Marineland Canada, Kamogawa Sea World, and Port of Nagoya tank sizes updated.

This is just something I started calculating out last night in the chat, there’s no real significance to it, I just thought it was interesting for some reason.

NOTE: Most of these are rough approximations - they may not be entirely correct.

For the Seaquarium I only found dimensions of the show pool. CC claims on her page about MSQ that the tank holds about “half a million” gallons. (I believe Wikipedia states that she is housed with 6 lags)

For Marineland Ontario, the only details I found were that the whole of Friendship cove, tanks A, B, and C, supposedly hold a total of 4-5 million gallons, according to the marinelandcanada101 blog. I have no idea how many Beluga’s are currently kept there; Wikipedia claims there are 12 Belugas. They apparently live in the front tank (A), while Kiska lives in the side tank (B) and has access to the med pool ©.

I could not find ANY dimensions for Mundo Marino, but found an approximate guess regarding volume, and used that - this might be entirely wrong. (The main tank is 108ft. long x 49ft. wide x 20ft. deep - thanks again to endkillerwhalecaptivity)

I could only find length and depth for the Loro Parque but endkillerwhalecaptivity found me the proper dimensions of each pool and I calculated the volume - again, this may be wrong (I am not the best at this kind of math).

Please feel free to message me and correct any of this information.

  • SeaWorld San Diego
    6,340,284 gallons ÷ 11 Orca = 576,389 gallons per whale
    (BWP) 16,340,284 gallons ÷ 11 Orca = 1,485,480 gallons per whale
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
    4,166,000 gallons ÷ 6 Orca = 694,333 gallons per whale
    (BWP) 14,166,000 gallons ÷ 6 Orca = 2,361,000 gallons per whale
  • SeaWorld Orlando
    6,170,046 gallons ÷ 7 Orca = 881,435 gallons per whale
    (BWP) 16,170,046 gallons ÷ 7 Orca = 2,310,006 gallons per whale
  • Miami Seaquarium
    Approx. 500,000 gallons ÷ 1 Orca = 500,000 gallons per whale
    Approx. 500,000 gallons ÷ 1 Orca + 6 Lags = 71,428 gallons per cetacean
  • Marineland Ontario “Friendship Cove”
    5,996,705 gallons ÷ 1 Orca = 5,996,705 gallons per whale
    5,996,705 gallons ÷ 1 Orca + 12 (?) Belugas = 461,285 gallons per cetacean
  • Mundo Marino
    Approx. 449,100 gallons ÷ 1 Orca = 449,100 gallons per whale
    (Main Tank is approx. 310,975 gallons)
  • Marineland Antibes
    11 million gallons ÷ 6 Orca = 1,833,333 gallons per whale
  • Loro Parque
    Approx. 3,319,317 gallons ÷ 6 Orca = 553,219 gallons per whale
  • Port of Nagoya Aquarium
    5,283,441 gallons ÷ 3 Orca = 1,761,147 gallons per whale
  • Kamogawa Sea World
    1,291,261 gallons ÷ 4 Orca = 322,815 gallons per whale
  • Moscow Dolphinarium & Aquarium
    N/A - Currently holds 3 whales (?)
  • Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
    N/A - Reportedly holding 2 Orca (5 other Orca believed to be in China)
Ever since 1966, there has been at least one orca death in captivity per year.

• Wanda (Marineland of the Pacific)

• Moby Doll (Vancouver Aquarium)

• Namu (Seattle Marine Aquarium)

• Katy (Seattle Marine Aquarium)

• Kianu’s calf, Bonnie, Bonnie’s calf (Marineworld Africa USA)
• Tula (Dolfinarium Harderwijk)
• Lupa (New York Aquarium)
• Natsidalia (Pender Harbor, BC)

• No name (Seattle Marine Aquarium)
• Orky (Marineland of the Pacific)

• Calypso (Marineland Antibes)
• No name (Seattle Marine Aquarium)
• Corky (Marineland of the Pacific)
• Ramu II (Marineland Australia)
• Scarredjaw Cow (Pedder Bay, British Columbia)

• Shamu, Kandu (SeaWorld San Diego)
• No name, no name (Seattle Marine Aquarium)
• Patches (Marineland of the Pacific)
• Ramu IV (Marineland Australia)
• Lil Nootka (Sea Arama Texas)
• Wally (München Aquarium, Germany)

• Zero (Kamogawa SeaWorld)
• Kenny (Marineland of the Pacific)
• Chimo (Sealand of the Pacific)

• Kandy (Marineland Canada)
• Klovis (Marineland Antibes)

• Frankie (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Canuck (SeaWorld Orlando)
• Jumbo, Chappy (Kamogawa SeaWorld)
• Nootka II (Sealand of the Pacific)
• Mamuk (Sea Arama Texas)
• Cuddles (Dudley Zoo)
• Ahab (US Navy, Hawaii)

• Kandu III (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Kona III (SeaWorld Orlando)

• Nootka III (Sealand of the Pacific)

• Kona (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Sandy (SeaWorld Orlando)
• Corky II’s calf (Marineland of the Pacific)
• Magnus (Dolfinarium Harderwijk)

• Kilroy (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Spooky (Marineland of the Pacific)
• Taiji (Taiji Whale Museum)

• Shawn (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Kandu II (Marineland Canada)
• Surfer Girl (Marineworld Africa USA)
• No name, No name, No name, No name’s calf, No name’s calf (Nanki Shirahama Adventure World)
• Chi (Taiji Whale Museum)
• No name, No name (Saedyrasafnid Aquarium, Iceland)

• No name (Marineland Canada)
• Hugo (Miami Seaquarium)
• Skana (Vancouver Aquarium)
• Corky II’s calf (Marineworld of the Pacific)
• Nepo (Marineworld Africa USA)
• Kianu (Nanki Shirahama Adventure World)

• Canuck II (SeaWorld San Diego)
• No name (Marineland Canada)
• No name (Clacton Pier, UK)

• Ramu (SeaWorld Orlando)
• Kim (Marineland Antibes)
• Kiva (Marineland of the Pacific)
• Haida, Miracle (Sealand of the Pacific)
• No name, Tai (Taiji Whale Museum)
• Sacchi’s calf (Enoshima Aquarium, Japan)

• King (Kamogawa SeaWorld)
• No name (Sealand of the Pacific)
• Benkei (Nanki Shirahama Adventure World)
• Neptune (Clacton Pier, UK)
• Dzul-Ha (Aquarama on Parade, Mexico)
• Benkei III (Private residence, Japan)

• Sacchi (Enoshima Aquarium, Japan)

• Corky II’s calf (Marineland of the Pacific)
• No name (Saedyrasafnid Aquarium, Iceland)

• Winston, Baby Shamu II (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Corky II miscarriage (Marineland of the Pacific)
• Nemo (Windsor Safari Park)
• No name (Japanese Fishermen Group)

• Kona II (SeaWorld Orlando)
• Betty (Marineland Antibes)
• Patty, Caren (Kamogawa SeaWorld)

• Orky II (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Bjossa’s calf (Vancouver Aquarium)
• Shachi (Izu-Mito Sea Paradise)
• Nandú (Acuarama São Paulo)

• Kandu V (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Benkei II (Nanki Shirahama Adventure World)

• Knootka (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Kanduke (SeaWorld Orlando)

• Kenau (SeaWorld Orlando)
• Kahana (SeaWorld San Antonio)
• Freya’s calf (Marineland Antibes)
• Milagro (Mundo Marino)
• Hyak II (Vancouver Aquarium)
• Bubba/Prince (Ocean Park, Hong Kong)

• Samoa (SeaWorld San Antonio)
• Kiska’s calf (Marineland Canada)
• Kshamenk’s father (Mundo Marino)
• K'yosha (Vancouver Aquarium)
• Nootka IV’s calf (Sealand of the Pacific)

• Freya’s calf (Marineland Antibes)

• Nootka IV (SeaWorld Orlando)
• Haida II’s calf (SeaWorld San Antonio)
• Junior (Marineland Canada)

• Kotar (SeaWorld San Antonio)
• Maggie’s calf (Kamogawa SeaWorld)
• Bjossa’s calf (Vancouver Aquarium)
• Ai (Nanki Shirahama Adventure World)

• Nyar, Gudrun (SeaWorld Orlando)

• Maggie, Maggie’s calf (Kamogawa SeaWorld)
• Finna (Vancouver Aquarium)
• Yaka (Marineworld Africa USA)
• No name miscarriage, No name, No name (Nanki Shirahama Adventure World)
• Hoi-Wai/Suzie Wong (Ocean Park, Hong Kong)

• Nootka V’s calf, Kanuck (Marineland Canada)
• Belén’s calf (Mundo Marino)

• Katerina (SeaWorld San Antonio)

• Malik (Marineland Canada)
• Belén, Belén’s calf (Mundo Marino)
• Vigga (Six Flags)
• Ruka (Nanki Shirahama Adventure World)
• Tanouk (Izu-Mito Sea Paradise)

• Bjossa (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Haida II (SeaWorld San Antonio)
• Nova (Marineland Canada)
• Freya’s calf (Marineland Antibes)

• Winnie (SeaWorld San Antonio)
• Algonquin (Marineland Canada)

• Freya’s calf (Marineland Antibes)
• No name (Utrish Dolphinarium, Russia)

• Hudson, Neocia, April, Nootka V miscarriage, Neocia miscarriage (Marineland Canada)
• Kyu, Ran, Ran’s calf (Nanki Shirahama Adventure World)

• Splash (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Kandu VII (Marineland Canada)
• Kim II (Marineland Antibes)
• Goro (Nanki Shirahama Adventure World)

• Unna stillbirth (SeaWorld San Antonio)
• Nootka V miscarriage (Marineland Canada)
• Sarah, No name (Kamogawa SeaWorld)

• Taku (SeaWorld San Antonio)
• Asuka (Izu-Mito Sea Paradise)
• Pascuala (Vallarta Dolphin Adventure, Mexico)

• Halyn (SeaWorld San Antonio)
• Nootka V (Marineland Canada)
• Ku (Port of Nagoya Aquarium)

• Athena (Marineland Canada)
• Sharkan (Marineland Antibes)

• Sumar (SeaWorld San Diego)
• Taima, Kalina (SeaWorld Orlando)

• Nami (Port of Nagoya Aquarium)

• Oscar (Kamogawa SeaWorld)

• Victoria (Loro Parque)

? - Seeing how the trends have gone, I am constantly worrying about who it will be this year.


Bingo was captured 29 years ago this month. He was stolen from Icelandic waters, just like Tilikum. Bingo is the most successful breeding male in Japan. Bingo spent most of his life at Kamogawa, but was moved to Port of Nagoya in Dec 2011. He is father of the first calf born in Japan, Lovey. He has gone on to sire four more daughters, Lara, Sarah, Ran 2 and Rin.  He had two unsuccessful pregnancies with Maggie. Bingo is also known as Thor.

This photo of Stella’s dorsal was uploaded to the Kamogawa SW page by a visitor. 



We introduce in the photo the status of injuries Stella


It went to the sympathy of injuries that Stella’s yesterday and today, it has to go to the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium, has received a loan from the Kamogawa Sea World. State of injury is as shown in the photograph, but sometimes, you can have a new bleeding, mood is a look evil so it is often painful. Stella is hurt, it is about 35 days, but training is also modest, treatment of injuries is likely far from over. I wish Stella injuries to heal as soon as possible.

Here’s a visual representation of all the orca tanks in the world. The last four got cut off, but they are (from left to right) Port of Nagoya Aquarium, Kamogawa SeaWorld, Miami Seaquarium, and Mundo Marino.
It really puts the living conditions of the orcas living in captivity into perspective. Not even the largest tank (at Marineland Antibes) can fully allow an orca to live its life the way it was intended to.