Posts Tagged ‘belugas’
Preparations continue for release of beluga whales into sanctuary bay
Little Grey and Little White continue to do well and have settled into their temporary care pool following their epic journey from China to their new home in Iceland. As always, the health and well-being of Little Grey and Little White remains our top priority and based on their progress and the changing weather conditions,…Read More
Is a good outcome possible for the jailed whales in Russia?
It’s not often that we report good news from Russia about whales and dolphins. We have been fighting for many years to end the capture of orcas and belugas from Russian waters for the aquarium trade. The bad news continued in 2018, as dozens of whales were illegally incarcerated in holding pens in Srednyaya Bay…Read More
Snow White Whales
Moby Dick may be the most famous white whale, but belugas are the true snowy natives of the sea. They don’t always have their strikingly bright skin shade, however. Belugas are born dark blueish or brownish gray, and gradually lighten as they age, until they are the solid white that they’re famous for. Even then,…Read More
A Family Heritage
Belugas, particularly females, have high site fidelity – meaning they return to the same areas year after year. This is common in many whale species; the young learn from their mothers the good hunting grounds and safe wintering areas and continue the “family tradition” of visiting the same places. Belugas will return each year to…Read More
Georgia Aquarium is ignoring us!
WDC believes that the Georgia Aquarium is actively blocking messages sent by members of the public questioning the Aquarium’s continued attempts to import wild-caught belugas from Russia for its shows. As part of its ongoing campaign, WDC asked the public to send messages to the Georgia Aquarium requesting that the Aquarium protect belugas in the wild…Read More
Orcas aren't the only ones
In yet another bad press item this summer for SeaWorld, a young beluga, “Bella,” died after a brief and unknown illness. This sad and premature death reflects the unhappy fate of many belugas held in oceanariums around the world. Belugas, like orcas, are a highly social and intelligent species, and do not fare well when…Read More