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WDC to attend beluga import court case this week

WDC to attend beluga import court case this week

A federal judge will hear oral arguments on Friday in the ongoing legal battle over whether the Georgia Aquarium should be allowed to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia into the US. The US National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) denial of Georgia Aquarium’s permit application to import the belugas captured in Russian waters was…

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SeaWorld's beluga whale calf dies

Weeks after a beluga whale calf died at the Georgia Aquarium, another calf has died having lived for just 3 weeks at SeaWorld San Antonio. It is the second beluga whale death at SeaWorld this year following the loss of an adult male, Nanuq, at its Orlando park in February. The calf was born one…

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