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Beluga Sisters Adjusting Well to Iceland

By Yelena

Little Grey and Little White belugas Westman Islands

Beluga whales Little White and Little Grey appear to be adjusting well to their new home in the Westman Islands, RÚV reports. The whales were transported to Iceland last June in an ambitious journey that involved plane, truck, and ferry trips.

RÚV videographer Kristinn Þeyr Magnússon took a video of the two whales frolicking in their new home in the Westman Islands recently. The whales have been in quarantine since their arrival, but plans are in place to move them to their open-sea sanctuary in the spring.

The whales had been housed in concrete tanks in a Shanghai amusement park. Their new home is a significant upgrade: a specially-built open-sea sanctuary, the first of its kind. Their current conditions are as close to living in the wild as is possible for the animals, which were raised in captivity.

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