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An Epic Journey – Part One

Thursday, 21 November 2019

In June 2019, leading wildlife photographer and Olympus ambassador Tesni Ward photographed the epic journey of two beluga whales ’Little Grey and Little White’. As the whales moved 6,000 miles from China to Iceland, they represented a world-first project which will see the creation of the first-ever whale sanctuary. Next month a photographic exhibition will open which documented the whales’ epic journey so far.

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Having a Whale of a Time ...

Thursday, 07 November 2019

Veterinary student Kim Hildebrandt is the winner of the European Rolex Scholarship of the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society and has just finished a secondment at the world’s first Beluga Whale Sanctuary. Find out more about her amazing two-week placement in Iceland.

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A hopeful new future for captive whales and dolphins

Wednesday, 02 October 2019

Andy Bool, Head of the SEA LIFE Trust comments on today’s decision from global online tour operator TripAdvisor to ban the sale of ticket to any commercial facility that either breeds or imports cetaceans for public display.

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Sanctuary update August 2019

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Update on Little White and Little Grey's progress in their new home

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Preparation for the bay!

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The belugas' preparation for the move to the bay is progressing well

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Beluga update 9 July

Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Little White and Little Grey continue to settle in after their journey

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Beluga Sanctuary update 2nd July

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Update on Little White and Little Grey's progress

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Little Grey and Little White continue to settle in well

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Little Grey and Little White are doing well and have been feeding nicely over the weekend. Our vets and care team are happy with their progress and they are settling in nicely to their temporary care pool home.

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Update on Little White and Little Grey

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Little Grey and Little White doing well after epic journey to Iceland

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Touch-down!

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Little White and Little Grey have landed in Iceland en route to their new, more natural home

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