Posts Tagged ‘sanctuary’
BELUGA WHALE SANCTUARY UPDATE: Little Grey and Little White arrive safely after move to bay care area
We can now confirm that two beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, are now safely in their new sea sanctuary care area at Klettsvik Bay in Iceland. The moving of the whales into the world’s first open water sanctuary for belugas, was completed on Friday August 7th at 12:30 pm Icelandic time. Little Grey…Read More
Beluga Whale Sanctuary Update!
We’re pleased to confirm Little Grey and Little White are now just days away from being moved from their land based care pool into their new open water home in Klettsvik Bay, Iceland. We appreciate people’s interest and excitement in their move, as Little Grey and Little White prepare for this next step. Their welfare…Read More
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
New date set for beluga move to sanctuary
Following bad weather preventing the initial operation to move two beluga whales from captivity in China to a new ocean home in Iceland, we’re pleased to confirm a new date has been set for the departure of Little Grey and Little White. Our top priority has always been Little Grey and Little White’s welfare and…Read More
Update: Beluga move home to the ocean temporarily postponed
We can confirm the departure of two belugas, Little Grey and Little White from their current home in China to an ocean sanctuary in Iceland has had to be postponed. The temporary delay is due to the final leg of the complicated journey between the Icelandic mainland and the Island of Heimaey. Sadly, due to…Read More
How do you build a beluga whale sanctuary?
Preparing a new home for two ex-captive belugas is a wonderful world first. The future of the two captive beluga whales we are building a sanctuary for, in a remote location in Iceland, is looking more certain by the day. As the weather improves and we get the necessary endorsements for our sanctuary to be…Read More
How do you move two beluga whales half way around the world?
I hope you’ve been enjoying following our story as we work to give two captive belugas a new home in a more natural ocean environment and I’m pleased to bring you our latest update. Whales and dolphins are simply not suited to a ‘life’ in the confinement of captivity and we are committed to doing…Read More
Latest update on removal of Belugas from Ocean World aquarium in Shanghai
WDC is continuing to work with Merlin Entertainments in an effort to find a location for a natural sea sanctuary in order to remove three belugas currently housed in Merlin’s Chang Feng Ocean World aquarium in Shanghai, China. Despite many obstacles and months of work to find a location off the coast of Russia (where…Read More
Update on plans to release the beluga whales at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai
WDC can reveal that it is in advanced discussions with Merlin Entertainments regarding the future of the three belugas (also known as beluga whales) held at the Merlin facility in Shanghai, China. Despite recent publicity, sensitive discussion and planning regarding the future of these belugas has been on-going between WDC and Merlin for many months.…Read More