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Discussion in 'Community' started by Miana Kenobi, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If you're bored at work, SeaWorld just installed a camera (and microphone) in the Penguin encounter.

    Enjoy a live feed of our king, emperor, Adélie, gentoo and macaroni penguins.

    http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sandiego/Animals/Webcams/Penguin-Cam


    We also have a Shamu cam. It's an older camera with a slower refresh rate, but you also can watch some of our Orcas.

    http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sandiego/Animals/Webcams/Shamu-Cam
     
  2. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yay! Though I think you need a dolphin camera too!
     
  3. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    PENGUINS!!! TBF will LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!

    :D
     
  4. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lisa, I agree! Though while Dolphin stadium was under construction, our pilot whales and some of our dolphins were living in the backstage Shamu pool (where this camera is), so the webcam was picking up dolphins all over the place. It was awesome. :D
     
  5. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I gotta figure out the times! I want to see Shamu!!!
     
  6. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Master star 6

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    I can't wait for shamu to eat a trainer.
     
  7. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Penguin cam is CUTE! I spent a good part of yesterday evening watching them. If we ever make it to San Diego I'm dragging the family to the Penguin Experience (or what ever it was called) to hang with the penguins.
     
  8. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    I'll watch the penguin cam if it's like this:

    [image=http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk137/Proton16/penguins_from_futurama.jpg]
     
  9. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Feb 26, 2001
    Is Adélie going to favor us with a live version of We Could Have Had It All?
     
  10. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    peeeenggguiiinsssss <3
     
  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Penguin cam is pretty good. And I think I just saw either Shamu or one of his buddies on the Shamu cam. (It was black & white & large).
     
  12. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They're all Shamu; the original Shamu died back in 1971, but SeaWorld still uses it as a stage-name for all of our killer whales. We tell kids who ask that it's their last name. ;)
     
  13. Whitey

    Whitey Jedi Master star 6

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    lol that is not remotely the name of the song
     
  14. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    And this innocence dies... :( [face_laugh]

    I saw a Shamu years ago at the Florida Sea World and found the perils of sitting near the front row..luckily the weather was warm..
     
  15. Whitey

    Whitey Jedi Master star 6

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    In the second grade I stupidly volunteered to stand right next to the tank as Shamu surged past. My spitting to get rid of the salt taste the entire day :p
     
  16. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah I know what's in that water, so I will never sit in the soak zone ever again. :p


    In fun news, I watched some the Shamu cam earlier today and saw our "newest" whale, Keet, swimming around with Uli and Corky. Keet lived out here for about 5 years in 99, but then went and lived at SeaWorld San Antonio. He came back to us just a few days ago, and is already enjoying being back with some of his old friends.

    Now the fun part will be introducing him to his bratty daughter, whom I don't think he's met. She and her brother like to pick on the older, slower whales, so we'll see how this goes.
     
  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    How long do the whales normally live in captivity? I would have seen Shamu at Florida Sea World back in the late '90s.
     
  18. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I've been enjoying the Penguin cam this morning. :D :D

    Thanks Rachel!
     
  19. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, right now there's no exact number. The longest in captivity so far is our Corky, who's been in captivity for about 45 years. She's pretty much our marker.

    Our whales also circulate a lot between our parks and some of our sister parks in Canada and Barcelona, so the ones you saw in the 90s might not be the same ones there now.
     
  20. Evil Incarnate

    Evil Incarnate Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I can't stop watching the penguin webcam. I think I saw a fight break out for a little bit.

    Evil.
     
  21. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Right now there's a little guy who won't stop looking at the camera.


    And on the Shamu side, it looks like Uli is hanging out with Ike and someone else in the Shamu pool.
     
  22. Evil Incarnate

    Evil Incarnate Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I see him, I think he knows that I'm watching.

    Evil.
     
  23. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    That's pretty impressive on the age in captivity. How do they transport the whales between parks - special tanks and air shipping?
     
  24. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The new penguin camera is spoiling me. I want them to update the Shamu camera now with a better quality one.

    And put one with the dolphins. And one our giant fish habitats.
     
  25. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    My 'net is acting up, unfortunately. The Shamu cam is OK but the penguin cam is just giving me a black screen. I think my connection is too slow at the moment.