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Whale Shark at GA Aquarium.

Honestly I would love to hear what people have to say about the GA aquarium. I always thought it was pretty sketchy during my Blackfish stage when I didn’t realize how biased the sources were, and I was getting all of my GA Aquarium information from places that were backing up Blackfish. (I now lean towards the stance that, while they don’t do well in captivity and would ideally be able to live in the wild: the caretakers are doing their best to enrich their lives, animal welfare conditions are always trying to be improved, orca are facing a lot of problems out in the ocean that makes me feel worried for wild populations, and the general public does tend to care more when they can see the animal up close.)

So I decided to visit it for myself, I watched the sea lion show (amazing) and the dolphin show. I listened to the educators. Now that I’m more knowledgeable about zoo welfare things I try not to judge so harshly if I see stereotypic-appearing behaviors, etc. because I don’t know the animals’ background or how the caretakers are managing the behavior.

My main concerns with the GA Aq used to be the whale sharks, the belugas, and the dolphins. I don’t know much about the whale sharks, I’ve heard a lot of them have died? But they keep getting more? I’m not sure where from. I’ve read that the Aquarium was pushing to get more belugas from the wild, something about with Russia? I’d love for someone to throw some facts and legitimate sources at me. The dolphins swam in a circle in their tank, a video I took here, but the show was beautiful and they got to swim so fast for a lot of the tricks, the training is obviously enriching and they get to work together for a lot of the tricks, too. 

I’m not saying that justifies it, ideally they would be out in the wild but, you know, lots of problems with them being able to survive in the ocean we have created for them. Food depletion, pollution, temperature and pH changes, boating, nets, etc. 

I have some more posts related to these animals coming up but feel free to start discussions. @why-animals-do-the-thing I’m curious about what you know about the GA Aquarium and its whale sharks and belugas (and dolphins). 

I also follow a few marine mammal/aquarium people so maybe @shipshapeseal and/or @merswine? Curious about what you guys in the aquarium field think about it.


Horse and rider are okay which makes this all the more funny in my opinion.

Ways Tintin's Almost Died:

(In chronological order)

In the Land of the Soviets:

  • Bomb (happened in 6 different adventures).
  • Being held at gunpoint and/or shot at (I lost count of how many times this has happened throughout his adventures).
  • Getting hit by a train (happened in 3 adventures).
  • Getting beaten to death (too many to count).
  • Assassination attempt: Getting shot in his sleep.
  • Trapped in a sewer.
  • Car explosion.
  • Being tortured to death.
  • Firing squad (happened in 3 adventures).
  • Freezing to death (happened in 2 adventures).
  • Bear attack.
  • Falling through ice into a frozen lake.
  • Sentenced to death (unspecified how he’ll die).
  • Getting locked in a room full of dynamite.
  • Plane crash (happened in 5 adventures).
  • Death by tiger (happened in 2 adventures).

In the Congo:

  • Shark attack (happened on 2 adventures).
  • Crocodile attack.
  • Lion attack.
  • Shot at with arrows (has happened on 2 adventures).
  • Python attack (happened on 2 adventures).
  • Tied up and left to be eaten by crocodiles.
  • Death by leopard (happened twice in the same adventure).
  • Enraged elephant.
  • Falling down a waterfall (has happened on 4 adventures).
  • Falling off a cliff (has happened on 3 adventures).
  • Attacked with spears.
  • Trampled by buffalo.

In America:

  • Car crash (happened on 3 adventures).
  • Falling off a skyscraper building.
  • Assassination attempt: Knocked out and thrown into the sea.
  • Assassination attempt: Machine gun through window.
  • Sentenced to death by throwing axe.
  • Buried alive.
  • Train accident that ends with the train exploding.
  • Hanged.
  • Forest fire.
  • Tied to train tracks with a train approaching.
  • Getting crushed by a giant rolling rock (happened on 2 adventures).
  • Getting pushed into a cow meat-grinder.
  • Stabbed in a sword fight.
  • Tied to a weight and thrown into the sea.

Cigars of the Pharaoh:

  • Stranded at sea (happened in 2 adventures).
  • Grenade.
  • Stranded in the desert (happened in 3 adventures).
  • In a plane, getting shot at (happened in 2 adventures).
  • Attacked with a ceremonial punch dagger.
  • Stranded in the jungle, caught in a rope trap.

The Blue Lotus:

  • Poison dart (happened in 3 adventures).
  • Drive-by shooting (happened in 2 adventures).
  • Getting beaten to death in prison.
  • Drugged/poisoned tea.
  • Having his head chopped off with a sword (happened twice).
  • Poison injection.
  • Assassination attempt: Hidden gun.
  • Sentenced to death by beheading.

The Broken Ear:

  • Getting purposefully run-over (happened in 2 adventures).
  • Hit by lightning ball (happened in 2 adventures).
  • Dynamite next to building.
  • Attacked with a throwing knife.
  • Sentenced to death: Firing squad at dawn.
  • Driving off a cliff (happened twice in the same adventure).
  • Jumping off a bridge into a river.
  • Being used as a human sacrifice.
  • Piranha attack.
  • Drowning (happened in 2 adventures).

The Black Island:

  • Bullet wound (chest area).
  • Forcing Tintin to fake his suicide by jumping off a cliff.
  • Attacked by a Great Dane (happened in 2 adventures)
  • Leg cut off in a man trap (in the some publications, it’s made of rubber instead of metal, and therefore, wouldn’t be lethal).
  • Being taken to an asylum where he’d be “accidentally” killed during “special treatment”.
  • Trapped in burning building.
  • Getting hit by a train tunnel (while standing on the roof of a moving train).
  • Killed by plane’s propeller.
  • Death by gorilla.

King Ottokar’s Sceptre:

  • Thrown out of a plane.
  • 2 different assassination attempts.
  • Attacked with swords and knives.
  • Accidentally hit by a car.
  • Plane he’s flying is shot down.

The Crab with the Golden Claws:

  • Death by falling crate of sardine tins.
  • Assassination attempt: Being tied to a lead weight and thrown overboard.
  • Death by drunken Captain Haddock (happened multiple times in this adventure).
  • Shot at by plane (happens in 2 adventures).
  • Raider attack.
  • Falling chandelier.

The Shooting Star:

  • Earthquake.
  • Thrown overboard during a storm.
  • Getting stranded on an island/meteor sinking into the ocean.
  • Falling giant apples.
  • Attacked by giant spider.

The Secret of the Unicorn & Red Rackham’s Treasure:

  • Stabbed by sword.
  • Almost accidentally run over by a car.
  • Getting accidentally shot by monkeys playing with a rifle.
  • Running out of oxygen for his scuba gear.

The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners of the Sun:

  • Falling out of a tree (happened in 2 adventures).
  • Jumping off a moving train into a river.
  • Attacked by a condor/vulture.
  • In an avalanche (happened in 2 adventures).
  • Alligator attack.
  • Sentenced to death by being burnt at the stake.

Land of Black Gold:

  • In a jeep that crashes through a building.
  • Trapped in a room filled with lit fireworks.

Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon:

  • Death by mother and papa bear.
  • Bullet wound (in head area).
  • Killed by the pressure of leaving the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • Pulled into a meteor’s gravitational pull.
  • Hit by a meteorite.
  • Driving a tank off a cliff.
  • Jumping off a cliff whilst shouting, “Into the hands of fate!”
  • Dying in space from lack of oxygen.

The Calculus Affair:

  • Flying a helicopter while being shot at.
  • Multiple vehicle collision.
  • Driving off a steep hill.
  • Shot by an anti-tank gun.
  • Driving over mines.
  • Trapped in a tank with a crate of lit thunderflashes.

The Red Sea Sharks:

  • Burning airline plane belly lands.
  • Attacked by bomber planes and tanks.
  • Trapped in a ship on fire (happened twice in the same adventure).
  • Hit by a torpedo.
  • Ship mine.

In Tibet:

  • Getting stranded in a blizzard.
  • Falling into a crevasse.
  • Death by True Friendship. (“Either we’re both saved, or we die together!”)
  • Being pulled off a cliff.
  • Strangled by his scarf.
  • Death by yeti.

Flight 174:

  • In an airline plane that almost hits a ship.
  • Lava.
  • Giant whirlpool.
  • More lava.
  • Lot’s of lava.

The Castafiore Emerald:

  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Picaros:

  • Getting shot “by accident” in the middle of faked rebel attack.
  • Attacked by a tank.
  • Death by crocodile and python.


  • Having liquid polyester poured onto him until it’s hardened.

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox TV/Small Dog Picture Company
TEAM: Lesley Wake-Webster, Jason Winer

LOGLINE: An office comedy about a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news. To everyone else, they’re the enemy – to one another, they’re family.

Cast (thus far)

  • Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) will play Axler, the ambitious, brutally honest consultant who is at war with her inner “nice girl.”
  • Ken Marino (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will play Garland, a slick, charming attorney — and total shark– who also happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Axler.
  • Kyle Bornheimer (Casual) will portray Ben, an Army vet with one leg who is the moral compass of the office.
  • Steve Harris (Legends) is Carson, the security chief with an intimidating physical presence who has a soft spot for his show poodle.
  • Andy Richter (Conan) will play Luderman, a master manipulator who makes Machiavelli look like a sweetheart.
  • Dulce Sloan (Comedy Knockout) will play Wolf, the confident office tech guru who is a close friend of Axler’s. Wolf was originally named “Torres.”

Further details:

  • this will be a single-camera comedy
  • it is loosely based on the book Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James










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i was in the middle of wtnv, portal, undertale, dangan ronpa and lorax hell i’ll know the next sans/onceler/whatever when it happens. shark prince is nowhere near critical mass lemme tell ya