Ice is on the verge of completing its groundbreaking global marine project and soon it will be home to the world’s first open sea sanctuary for preserving Beluga whales. Sea Life Trust, a conservation charity will bring in two 12-year-old female Beluga whales. One of them is named as Little Grey while the other is called Little White and both will be shifted from captivity in China to this brand new open water sanctuary located in the Westman Island of Iceland.
The project has been under making for about six years and is near to be completed. The project is planned carefully by the conservationists for ensuring the safest ways of transporting the beluga whales from the Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai to the new sanctuary.
The open sea sanctuary is expected to open in the month of March next year and the two whales will be fortunate enough to reach their new refugee using land, sea and even by air. Their airline carrier known as Cargolux transports would transport the whales using a specially branded Boeing 747-400ERF Freighter.
This project by Sea Life Trust is in partnership with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation for rehabilitating the captive marine creatures like dolphins and whales. The new sanctuary will additionally have a visitor and education center when it is launched next year in March. It will also have a puffin hospital that would be open for the visitors against an entrance fee.
Visitors will get the opportunity to go in the bay by carefully managed boat trips to get a better view of the new residents of the sanctuary.