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Captured Beluga Whales Who Were Forced To Spend Their Lives In Chinese Aquarium To Be Flown To Sanctuary

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    Little Grey and Little White

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    The beluga whales will be released into the world's first beluga whale sanctuary, in a remote bay in Iceland!

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    This April

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    The move is set to occur April after being flown 6,000 miles from captivity at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai. 

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    "This will be the world's first sanctuary created to rehabilitate captive cetaceans such as whales and dolphins," said a spokesman for Britain's Sea Life Trust, which is behind the project.

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    New future

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     It hopes that the sanctuary, on the island of Heimaey, will eventually become home to dozens of more whales released from captivity.

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