Two Beluga Whales Set Free After Nearly 10 Years In Captivity

The Sea Life Trust is delighted to confirm that two belugas are now safe in their new marine sanctuary care area in Klettsvik Bay in Iceland.

Little Grey and Little White are enjoying their first taste of open water in 9 years, thanks to a leviathan relocation project.

In 2011, the pair were captured off the coast of Russia and spent years in a Chinese aquarium where they were trained to perform in front of audiences.

“In my opinion, beluga whales are like the unicorns of whales because of their unusual and beautiful white color,”Leonie Sophia van den Hoek, a scientific and fantasy writer who’s a marine biologist and scientific researcher,  said. “They also lack a dorsal fin which makes them even more unusual among cetaceans.”