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Long journey to the frozen north
01.07.2019

    Long journey to the frozen north

    Two female beluga whales, Little White and Little Gray (left), play their parts in a special ceremony this weekend at Changfeng Ocean World in Putuo District before they embark on a journey this spring to the Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary in Iceland, the world’s first open water sanctuary for members of their species. The two beluga whales, both 12 years old, will be taken by air, land and sea on the 9,000-kilometer, 30-hour-plus journey to a bay in Heimaey, one of the Westman Islands located off the southern coast of Iceland. The two whales will be the first residents of the sanctuary that encourages the rehabilitation of captive whales into their natural environment.