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12th August 2019

By Sandra Pearce


Two beluga whales have arrived safely after a 6,000-mile journey from China to Iceland, says the Sea Life Trust.
 
The two former captive whales, Little Grey and Little White, touched down in Iceland safely following their 12-hour flight from China prior to their release in the world’s first open water sanctuary for beluga whales off the southern coast of Iceland.
 
The two were transported in custom-made slings designed to their exact physical requirements, and were then placed in tailored containers before being loaded onto a specially branded Cargolux Airlines freighter. 
 
Created in partnership with global marine wildlife charity, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, the Sea Life Trust Beluga Whale Sanctuary is one of the biggest developments in captive whale and dolphin care and protection in decades and the first of its kind to be created for cetaceans.
 

Cargolux Airlines sponsored the whales’ flight