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Lotty the dolphin dies after nearly 40 years held captive

Lotty the dolphin dies after nearly 40 years held captive

Lotty, a female bottlenose dolphin held in captivity since 1983, has passed away. Captured in...
Earthquake disrupts sperm whales’ feeding for a year

Earthquake disrupts sperm whales’ feeding for a year

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Minke whale calls drowned out by ocean noise

Minke whale calls drowned out by ocean noise

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SeaWorld stops trainers standing on dolphins

SeaWorld stops trainers standing on dolphins

Captivity giant, SeaWorld is to end the practice of allowing trainers to surf on dolphins...

New date set for beluga move to sanctuary

Two belugas will move from captivity in China to their new ocean bay home

Following bad weather preventing the initial operation to move two beluga whales from captivity in China to a new ocean home in Iceland, we’re pleased to confirm a new date has been set for the departure of Little Grey and Little White.

Our top priority has always been Little Grey and Little White’s welfare and we’ve been working hard with our expert project team and travel partners Cargolux to find a suitable option to safely relocate the whales to their new open water sanctuary home on the Island of Heimaey.

Little Grey and Little White are now scheduled to arrive in Iceland on 19th June and will continue to prepare for this complex journey.

All of the logistical implications in rescheduling the move have been confirmed and we’d like to thank all of those partners and suppliers who have been working tirelessly with us to support this move.

Read more about the project, and why we are helping to create sanctuaries for whales and dolphins here

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1 Comment

  1. Avatar Dean Ware on 16th May 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Great news. Cant wait for them to get to thier new home! Should be awesome for them AND us!

    A great inspiration to all those around the world who crave the release of ALL captive whales and dolphins.

    Brilliant.

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