Yeah Vancouver Aquarium is probably the only facility that holds cetaceans that I have some respect for because of all the good work they do with conservation and rescues, etc. and they’re actually pretty educational. However I’m still not happy with their past of trying to keep narwhals in captivity, keeping the belugas in a small tank, and possible rumors of them wanting to expand to accommodate more cetaceans. But yes, they’re a more respectable facility in my eyes.
likeeee compare wild orcas swimming in straight lines in family groups, hunting gosh it’s just spectacular to bobbing at the surface and floating without moving an inch for an hour or swimming in a circle over and over and surfacing at the same exact spot day in and day out and then resting their chins on a slab of concrete while dead fish are tossed in their mouths like its a trash can lol there’s such a dramatic difference
Maybe his name is growing on me haha