domingo, 10 de junio de 2007

BAJANDO LA TEMPERATURA

La temperatura que necesita Pascuala en el agua es más fría de lo que suele estar para los delfines. Sin embargo, como estas piscinas fueron diseñadas para albergar (así es) delfines, el regulador de temperatura no baja lo suficiente para mantener una temperatura adecuada para la orca.
The temperature Pascuala needs is colder than usually dolphins need. Nevertheless, these pools were design to kept temperatures appropriated for dolphins only, not for orcas.
Con la llegada del verano (y el constante aumento de la temperatura) se implemento un método (temporal) básico para enfriar el agua.
With the summer season arrived (and the heat going up) it was implemented a basic method (temporary) to cool down water.

Agregar unos cuantos bloques de hielo mantendrá el agua fresca y facilitara al regulador de temperatura a mantenerla a esa misma temperatura. Esto, hasta que se consiga otra maquina que descienda la temperatura aun más.

Add some ice blocs will keep water cool and will make easy to the cooler machine keep this same temperature. All this until we get a machine that cool the water even more (than the actual one).


Respecto a la pregunta que hacían del porque la espuma en el agua, no tengo la respuesta física especifica. Como decía el comentario anónimo, se debe a la temperatura y el sistema de enfriamiento utilizado. El agua fría que se bombea a la alberca, el aire y burbujas con el que este sale generan toda esa espuma.


5 comentarios:

Guillermo dijo...

Hey, es una buena idea para evitar el calentamiento del agua. Tambien puede servirle a Pascuala de enriquecimiento ambiental.

Sabes si hace algun intento por jugar con los tempanos??

SANDORA dijo...

tu lo has dicho (esperemos)... ;3

Anónimo dijo...

Has everyone forgotten Keiko?

You remember Keiko, right? That's the killer whale of "Free Willy" movie fame, or the orca of "Free Willy" fame for the politically correct. (We will just overlook that orca is a one-word version of "killer whale" in Latin.)

Anyway, let's recount what happened to Keiko when humans yanked him out of an aquarium and tried to bring him happiness by returning him to those of his kind.

Getting him out of the Mexican swim tank in the first place was a good thing. It was too small. He needed more room. So would Maggie if she were being kept locked up in a Spenard garage, which, fortunately, she's not.

Both Maggie and Keiko are collectively known as "charismatic megafauna." Charismatic, indeed. Saving the Keikos and Maggies of the world is obviously more important than saving the people of some place like Darfur.

Just getting Keiko out of his undersized pool and into a bigger one wasn't enough. People tried to "rehabilitate" him.

Keiko was taken first to the Pacific Northwest and then to an outpost in the North Atlantic. Years were spent trying to retrain him to live in the wild at a cost the Associated Press once reported at more than $20 million. The plan was to release him to be with his fellow orcas to roam the sea in the happy pursuit of live meat.

"Keiko was rehabilitated at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, then airlifted to Iceland," the Associated Press reported. "His handlers there prepared him for the wild, teaching him to catch live fish in an operation that cost about $500,000 a month."

Keiko-rescue efforts started in 1998. He was finally released from Iceland in 2002.

So what happened?

"He swam," the AP reported, "straight for Norway on an 870-mile trek that seemed to be a search for human companionship."

"Seemed to be" is an apt description, for no one really can know for certain why Keiko went to Norway. Maybe he just had a craving for lutefisk.

Whatever the case, that is where he went, and that is where he decided to stay.

"He first turned up near the village of Halsa in late August or early September of 2002," the AP reported. "There, he allowed fans to pet and play with him, even crawl on his back, becoming such an attraction that animal protection authorities imposed a ban on approaching him."

Eventually, he was escorted to a nearby fiord where he stayed until he unexpectedly died from pneumonia in 2003.

"To keep Keiko in shape," it was reported, "his caretakers took him on 'walks,' leading him around the fjords from a small boat at least three times a week."

Obviously, they didn't do a very good job. He caught a simple illness, and it killed him.

But was he happy? That's the big question.

I don't know the answer.

I do, however, know this: Killer whales in the wild are, like elephants, social animals.

These animals live in pods and herds in the way wild canines live in packs.

Pod, herd and pack animals develop bonds with the animals around them. Dogs removed from the pack, p

laced with people and denied contact with other dogs for years seem almost to begin to think of themselves as people.

For a dog that has spent its life solely around humans, being put in with just wild dogs appears to be a pretty traumatic experience.

Please send Pascuala to Sea World San Diego. They have the resources to take care of her. she will have other orca for here to be this.

Anónimo dijo...

Too litle too late. She is resting in peace now

Guillermo dijo...

Supongo que todos estareis conmocionados con la muerte de la pequeña.

Desde aqui, desde España, quiero mandaros un fuerte abrazo. Pascuala estara agradeciendo vuestra ayuda este donde este.

Cuando podais, si no es mucho pedir, me gustaria leer en su blog oficial todo lo acontecido este fatidico fin de semana; y si es posible cuando se sepan los resultados de la necropsia tambien me gustaria leerlos, al completo, sin ningun agujero por medio. Por favor. Los que nos preocupabamos por la pequeña merecemos conocer que ha sucedido sin tapujos.