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Canada proposed as site of captive whale sanctuary

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Belugas are thought to suffer in captivity A cove off Canada’s east coast is the proposed site for a sanctuary where captive orca and beluga whales can retire. The Whale Sanctuary Project has selected part of Nova Scotia’s coast as a spot for a seaside sanctuary, over other…

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Belugas are thought to suffer in captivity

A cove off Canada’s east coast is the proposed site for a sanctuary where captive orca and beluga whales can retire. The Whale Sanctuary Project has selected part of Nova Scotia’s coast as a spot for a seaside sanctuary, over other regions in Canada and the US.The charity will be working with local municipalities to bring about eight whales to the region permanently.It hopes to welcome its first cetaceans by the end of 2021. The Whale Sanctuary Project looked at hundreds of possible locations off the coast of the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia and the US state of Washington.The organisation said Port Hilford, a seaside community about 200km (124 miles) from Halifax ,”offers an expansive area [cove] that can be netted off for the whales in a bay that’s open to the ocean but is sheltered from storms”.
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