Sea sanc­tu­ary

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Belugas -

The Sea Life Trust in part­ner­ship with Whale and Dol­phin Con­ser­va­tion launched the world’s first whale sanc­tu­ary in June. It will be­come the new home of two wild-caught fe­male bel­uga whales cur­rently in cap­tiv­ity – Lit­tle Grey and Lit­tle White – in spring 2019. The whales will take part in an in­cred­i­ble 9,650km jour­ney from their cap­tive home in Shang­hai, China, to a nat­u­ral ocean bay on the is­land of Heimaey, off the south­ern coast of Ice­land. It is also the same lo­ca­tion where Keiko, the star of Free Willy, spent some of the last years of his life.

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