Finally able to play in fresh open water. Two 12-year-old beluga whales have found freedom at an open water sanctuary in Iceland. Both whales are four-metre-long and weigh about 900kg.
They were flown 6,000 miles for over 30 hours in a 747 aircraft fitted with purpose-built containers from Changfeng Ocean World to a sanctuary in a bay on Iceland’s Heimaey Island.
Both whales are females and are known as Litte Grey and Little White. They will get the chance to enjoy open water for the first time since leaving a Russian whale research center in 2011. [Source: The Independent]