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Beluga Whale Sanctuary

Creating the world's first Beluga Whale Sanctuary.

The SEA LIFE TRUST is pleased to announce that thanks to a very generous donation from Merlin Entertainments we are building the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland!

In early 2019 two previously captive belugas, Little White and Little Grey, will begin an epic 6,000 mile journey that will take them from a Shanghai aquarium to a new ocean home in a beautiful Icelandic bay.

This highly significant event will be the first time that captive beluga whales have ever been released to an ocean sanctuary and it is only because of the support we receive from our project partners – SEA LIFE, Merlin Entertainments and Whale and Dolphin Conservation, that Little White and Little Grey are able to take this significant journey.

All of us who care deeply about the welfare of whales and dolphins hope that it will signal a more positive future for these amazing animals.

Learn more about SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga Whale Sanctuary at www.sealifetrust.org.

Little Grey

Little White

  • Age: 12 years old
  • Sex: Female
  • Place of origin: Russia
  • Weight: 900 kg
  • Length: 3.9m
  • Diet: Herring and Capelin
  • Personality: Little White is a shy whale. She is much more reserved than Little Grey but still likes to play and forms close bonds with her carers

Little White

Little Grey

  • Age: 12 years old
  • Sex: Female
  • Place of origin: Russia
  • Weight: 900 kg
  • Length: 4m
  • Diet: Herring and Capelin
  • Personality: Little Grey is a very playful whale. She is always curious and willing to learn new things. She also has a mischievous side to her personality and likes to spit water at her care team.