Beluga whales released into wider bay area

image courtesy WDC

Following our earlier report on 12 August, DFE is delighted to share the news today that Little White and Little Grey, two belugas brought to Iceland from Shanghai last year for the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary, are exploring the wider Klettsvik Bay, where the sanctuary is located, for the first time. The sanctuary has been created in partnership with DFE member Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC).

Cathy Williamson, WDC’s End Captivity programme lead said; ‘We’re delighted that Little Grey and Little White are now exploring the wider bay and adapting well to their new, natural, stimulating environment. As well as providing a home for Little Grey and Little White, we look forward to welcoming other belugas to the sanctuary and encouraging the development of sanctuaries in other parts of the world.”

Little Grey and Little White’s amazing journey back to the ocean will be told as part of a new two-part feature-length documentary to be shown on ITV this October over consecutive nights, showing the complexities and dedication around the world-first project with comedian and animal lover John Bishop an integral part of the two-year mission.

More details and video footage here