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Beluga Whale Sanctuary winter update

Whilst we are thrilled at the progress that beluga whales, Little White and Little Grey have made in adapting to a more natural environment in the ocean sanctuary in last few weeks, as the Icelandic winter storm season approaches the care team looking after Little White and Little Grey have decided to go ahead and move the two belugas back to the landside care facility for the winter months 2020/2021.

Using the landside care facility for this purpose has always been part of the long-term planning for the sanctuary to keep Little Grey and Little White safe and healthy. The move will allow the team to continue to provide expert care, ensuring the belugas have positive experiences and are prepared to go back into the bay in early 2021.

As guardians of these two amazing beluga whales, Little White and Little Grey’s welfare will always be a top priority. It is vital for the long-term goal of this world’s first project that Little Grey and Little White’s transition into the sea sanctuary continues to be positive and allows safe management of their health and wellbeing for many years to come.

We want to thank everyone for your support and reassure you all that we’ll keep you updated on Little Grey and Little White’s progress in this temporary winter period.

The welfare of these beautiful belugas is always our priority, and we know it’s yours too, so we thank you for your continued support!

Little White and Little Grey

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