Sanctuary update August 2019

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Little Grey and Little White continue to do well and have settled into their temporary care pool following their epic journey from China to their new home in Iceland.

As always, the health and well-being of Little Grey and Little White remains our top priority and based on their progress and the changing weather conditions, we have taken the decision that Little White and Little Grey will now be moved to the sanctuary bay in spring 2020.

Although we had hoped to move the belugas into their new open water home more quickly, the process of preparing Little Grey and Little White for their life in the sanctuary has taken longer than we’d anticipated.

We had originally intended to relocate the belugas from China to Iceland in April this year but because of bad weather, this was postponed until June. This delay has ultimately left us with a shorter ‘favourable weather window’, which we had always planned to use to support Little Grey and Little White’s acclimatisation to life in their new home in Klettsvik Bay.

This short postponement will allow Little Grey and Little White to prepare for life in a much more natural environment than they have been used to at their own pace and will ensure they are ready for their new long-term home.

We want to thank everyone for your continued support, understanding and for your ongoing encouragement on this world-first project.