Everything we do in the care of whales is centered on the mother-calf bond. See more at http://t.co/opjNYrvF8w pic.twitter.com/LQ7OUBBYWr
- SeaWorld (@SeaWorld) January 15, 2014
"Blackfish" research assistant Jordan Waltz and former SeaWorld trainer Jeffrey Ventre confirmed that the whales pictured in the tweet are Takara, a 22-year-old female that lives at SeaWorld San Antonio, and her calf Kohana, who is now 11 years old. SeaWorld has repeatedly insisted upon the fact that they "do not separate killer whale moms and calves" -- a point contested by the CNN documentary "Blackfish," and by the list of whales that have been separated from their mothers, many of them by SeaWorld.