This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
01:52

Russia: 19 ‘whale jail’ belugas set free in Sea of Japan

Russian Federation, Bukhta Uspeniya, Sea of Japan
November 08, 2019 at 14:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian oceanography experts released 19 beluga whales into the ocean in the Sea of Japan on Friday.

The whales are part of the group of marine mammals previously kept in the so-called ‘whale jail’ in Srednaya Bay.

The remaining 31 belugas are supposed to be released on Saturday according to the Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO).

The first batch of marine mammals from the whale prison was released into the Sea of Okhotsk in June.

The whales are believed to have been captured in the Sea of Okhotsk in 2018 and taken to cages in the Srednyaya Bay near the city of Nakhodka.

01:52
Pool for subscribers only
Restrictions

Mandatory courtesy to Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)

No Account? Sign up!
Description

Russian oceanography experts released 19 beluga whales into the ocean in the Sea of Japan on Friday.

The whales are part of the group of marine mammals previously kept in the so-called ‘whale jail’ in Srednaya Bay.

The remaining 31 belugas are supposed to be released on Saturday according to the Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO).

The first batch of marine mammals from the whale prison was released into the Sea of Okhotsk in June.

The whales are believed to have been captured in the Sea of Okhotsk in 2018 and taken to cages in the Srednyaya Bay near the city of Nakhodka.

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
State of Palestine: Islamic Jihad commander killed in IDF airstrike in Gaza Strip
02:15
State of Palestine: Islamic Jihad commander killed in IDF airstrike in Gaza Strip
November 12 at 05:33 GMT +00:00
Spain: Hundreds of protesters hit Barcelona following election deadlock
02:05
Spain: Hundreds of protesters hit Barcelona following election deadlock
November 12 at 04:28 GMT +00:00
USA: Supporters of former Bolivian President Morales protest in New York
02:21
USA: Supporters of former Bolivian President Morales protest in New York
November 12 at 03:21 GMT +00:00
Venezuela: Morales supporters rally in Caracas to 'fight' for former Bolivian leader
02:30
Venezuela: Morales supporters rally in Caracas to 'fight' for former Bolivian leader
November 12 at 02:14 GMT +00:00
Brazil: Brasilia prepares to host 11th BRICS Summit
03:53
Brazil: Brasilia prepares to host 11th BRICS Summit
November 12 at 01:53 GMT +00:00
Spain: Hundreds of Antifa protesters march in memory of 16yo stabbed by neo-Nazi
02:27
Spain: Hundreds of Antifa protesters march in memory of 16yo stabbed by neo-Nazi
November 12 at 00:44 GMT +00:00
Argentina: Hundreds protest Morales's resignation in Buenos Aires
02:14
Argentina: Hundreds protest Morales's resignation in Buenos Aires
November 11 at 23:40 GMT +00:00
Space: Mercury makes rare transit across the SunPool for subscribers only
00:48
Space: Mercury makes rare transit across the Sun
November 11 at 23:23 GMT +00:00
Ireland: Eamonn Harrison appears in Dublin court over Essex lorry deaths
01:00
Ireland: Eamonn Harrison appears in Dublin court over Essex lorry deaths
November 11 at 22:54 GMT +00:00
Bolivia: Interim leader Anez calls for elections
01:50
Bolivia: Interim leader Anez calls for elections
November 11 at 22:34 GMT +00:00
Mexico: Morales requested asylum and is granted it - Mexican FMPool for subscribers only
02:05
Mexico: Morales requested asylum and is granted it - Mexican FM
November 11 at 22:16 GMT +00:00
Italy: Merkel and Conte talk Brexit, migration and future of EUPool for subscribers only
04:37
Italy: Merkel and Conte talk Brexit, migration and future of EU
November 11 at 21:46 GMT +00:00
All latest videos