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marine-musings:

teamorkid:

Morgan was born in captivity, right?


Except Morgan is deaf and was deemed unreleasable. There is actually a paper on it that tested how neurons in the brain fire in captive orcas when an auditory stimulus is played. When the same auditory stimulus was played for Morgan, there was absolutely no nervous system response. At all. Meaning she couldn’t hear/process the sound that had been played.Source: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=pgQaVIuOKInNygPyoYDQBQ&url=http://loroparque.com/morgan/descargas/2013_05_InformeActividadesCientificas/ScientificResearchReport.pdf&cd=7&ved=0CCsQFjAG&usg=AFQjCNHhWdHdS0opxm_rJrQZVVVdYWAYfw&sig2=0nojEj7mg8s8PRjLCkj4DwHow exactly does one expect a deaf orca to be able to echolocate and find food?

marine-musings:

teamorkid:

Morgan was born in captivity, right?

Except Morgan is deaf and was deemed unreleasable. There is actually a paper on it that tested how neurons in the brain fire in captive orcas when an auditory stimulus is played. When the same auditory stimulus was played for Morgan, there was absolutely no nervous system response. At all. Meaning she couldn’t hear/process the sound that had been played.

Source: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&ei=pgQaVIuOKInNygPyoYDQBQ&url=http://loroparque.com/morgan/descargas/2013_05_InformeActividadesCientificas/ScientificResearchReport.pdf&cd=7&ved=0CCsQFjAG&usg=AFQjCNHhWdHdS0opxm_rJrQZVVVdYWAYfw&sig2=0nojEj7mg8s8PRjLCkj4Dw

How exactly does one expect a deaf orca to be able to echolocate and find food?

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seaworldcares:

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kai-ni

thoroughly-sherlocked asked:

Hi! Quick question about cycling a tank. If I use water from a large tank that has already been cycled to fill a smaller tank, will it still cycle or does it effectively count as being already cycled? I've been testing the water but I haven't noticed any significant changes for about a week now and I'm not sure if it's just slow to start or what

kai-ni answered:

No, using water from an already cycled tank does nothing.

thoroughly-sherlocked

The beneficial bacteria that facilitate the cycle live in the filter media in the tank, not the water. There is little to no beneficial bacteria in the water column. This is why it’s important to have a good media where the bacteria can grow!