SeaWorld attacking wild orca longevity studies AGAIN

SeaWorld is again attacking the commonly accepted age ranges for wild orca, AGAIN. SeaWorld has recently released a paper calling into question the methods used by orca researchers to calculate the age of Southern and Northern Resident killer whales, especially post-reproductive females. This is yet another attempt by SeaWorld try and add validity to their false claim that whales at SeaWorld live longer than their counterparts in the wild. While it’s true that for many species life span is increased in captivity, orca are NOT one of them. SeaWorld’s paper Survivorship pattern inaccuracies and inappropriate anthropomorphism in scholarly pursuits of killer whale life history: a response to Franks et al. (2016) can be found here

 

 

 

 

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