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reno876

  25 days ago

Kayla, the 30-year-old Orca whale at Sea World Orlando that unexpectedly died in January, fell victim to lung disease. Lung Disease is major problem for whales and dolphins. How long have we got to breathe?

Sea World released the cause of death following an investigation into what had suddenly killed the Orca. She had seemed healthy until over the course of one weekend when her condition worsened. Veterinarians who gave round-the-clock care couldn’t save her.

“We determined Kayla died of lung disease, which presented very quickly in her case,” said Dr. Chris Dold, Sea World’s Chief Zoological Officer in a statement Monday. “Lung disease is a common cause of illness and death seen in marine mammals in the wild, in human care and in those we rescue. It remains the leading cause of death for dolphins and whales throughout the world.”

Kayla was born into captivity.

Are you surprised that lung disease is the leading cause of death for dolphins and whales? I was very shocked at this being an issue for them. They don't smoke for sure. What do you make of that? If the whales and dolphins throughout the world are plagued with lung disease; how long do you think it will be safe for humans to breathe?
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maltascott1

  22 days ago
I believe their life expectancy is 45-50 years. Not a great run. It's an interesting topic, thank you. Obviously it's human affect on our environment killing all life. Reply
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beaniecat

  22 days ago
No, I would have never guessed lung disease is the leading cause for death in dolphins! If the dolphins' lung disease is caused by the damage to the environment in water and on land, then we are all in trouble! Reply
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patgaudreau54

  24 days ago
I would think getting water in their lungs is a factor. Reply
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Luv200

  24 days ago
I didn’t answer your question.I don’t know how long we humans have on this planet.We need to take care of the Environment better than we all have. Reply
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Luv200

  24 days ago
Very sad.We used to have a Sea world in Ohio.I enjoyed going when I
Was a child growing up in Ohio but now I don’t think there should be places like Sea World.Sea animals should live in the Sea.
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Fastdancer

  24 days ago
Pollution that we humans have created. Reply
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spainagain

  25 days ago
…very surprise to hear about this cause, didn't realize they are affected by this as humans, but I guess so!! Reply
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hunnyubuns

  25 days ago
Very Thank you for interesting Topic Reply
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pdnr

  25 days ago
That surprises me. Reply
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slycke1

  25 days ago
Wonder if there's something in the water... Reply
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