1977 - December 12, 2003
Orkid (by CorkyOrca)
Keet, Keiko, Ulieses Tillikum Kshameck Orky Keto Kontar Winston andKanduke
Out of all of these males (chosen at random) only 3 Keet, Ulises and Kshmeck have a dorsal that flops to the left instead of the right.
Ulises is Icelandic, Keet is Kalina and Kotars calf and Kshamenk is from argentina! So its not where they originate….
I find this curious. Going to look into it a little more.
(image sources on the name list)
I remember reading that their dorsal fin flops whichever way they swim around the pool more. Orcas are less likely to swim clockwise around the pools so less orcas have a dorsal like Ulises, Keet and Kshamenk.
But in Marineland Antibes Sharkane, Kim and Freya all swam/swim clockwise so all the Marineland Antibes orcas have dorsals that flop to their right (if they flop) because they copy their parents.
Oh thanks for that, it seems like a solid theory… and i guess the fact that some are more flopped than others may indicate (like Ulises) they swim less circles? Keiko’s and Kshamecks are really flopped but they do/used to swim pretty tight circles due to their tanks..
Its my current intruige at the moment im going to see if there is anymore written about it :D
(also the first time i’ve reblogged to the wrong account ^^’ whoops!)
Another theory is the size and shape of the pools. Like at San Antonio they have fewer pools but the pools are much bigger and both the adult females at SA have straight fins whereas in Orlando, the pools are smaller so they swim more laps and that could be why both adult females have leaning fins.
Keet during a Dine - Taken November 2013. His belly breaches are stunning!
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