Two whales known as Little Gray and Little White have been kept in captivity for almost ten years. The two are now free after nine years thanks to a resettlement project. Now secure in their own marine sanctuary in Iceland’s Kletsvik Bay, the two beluga whales.
The two were apprehended in 2011 close to the Russian coast. After that, they spent a significant amount of time in a Chinese aquarium where they were taught how to amuse crowds by entertaining and playing in front of them.
Little Gray and Little White swam for about 30 hours and covered 6,000 miles to arrive on August 8, 2020, at the world’s first open water sanctuary for belugas.
The head of the British charity SEA LIFE Trust, which works to protect the world’s oceans, said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to share the news that Little Grey and Little White are safely in their Sea Sanctuary care pools and are just one step away from being released into their wider open water home.
The initial stage of their release back into the ocean “was as smooth as we had hoped and planned for after much planning and rehearsals. With the help of our skilled care team and veterinarians, we are carefully monitoring Little Grey and Little White with the hope of soon announcing their final release. Sea Life Trust is credited.
Sea Life manages the sanctuary with the generous donations and assistance of Merlin Entertainment. Together, they designed and managed the Whale and Dolphin Conservation as well as this structure.
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