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Vaquita. Photo Thomas Jefferson

Scientific Committee gives first ever official species extinction warning

Photo: Thomas Jefferson We have welcomed the urgent call by experts to protect the vaquita...
blue whale

Whale fossil from Peru may have been heavier than blue whale

Scientists examining the bones of a 39 million-year-old ancient whale have concluded that it may...
Humpback whale © Christopher Swann

Humpback whales breach in synchronisation

Humpback whales are renowned for their incredible acrobatic displays, but a family in the USA...
Long-finned pilot whale

Unusual activity witnessed before pilot whale stranding

Just days after a pod of long-finned pilot whales stranded on an island in the...

In the wild, belugas live in cold Arctic waters. They are highly intelligent and social individuals who are rarely found on their own.

Sadly, over 200 belugas around the world don’t have the chance to live with their families in the wild, but are held in small tanks in various zoos and aquariums.

The Georgia Aquarium in America would like to bring another 18 belugas into the USA from Russia where they were captured off the coast.

At the moment, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the States is considering the aquarium’s request.

Many people and organisations like WDC, believe that whales and dolphins belong in the wild. And we were very pleased to see that a poll run by Time for Kids Magazine shows that 62% of children who have so far taken part agree.

To take part in their poll, or let them know what you think about belugas being kept in captivity, just visit the Time For Kids website.