"A hundred belugas and killer whales swimming around in the small, ice-cold pools in the eastern Russia. Their hope is now to havslegendaren Jacques Cousteaus son, Jean-Michel, who is in the country to ensure that they are free."
"the Ice floes is as an intricate pattern around the small square-shaped fenced in."
"Whales swim usually many kilometers per day, and can in this way keep up the body heat even in cold water. But no such opportunity is not available for the 10 späckhuggarna and 87 vitvalarna which have been driven together in small basins in the Russian Srednjaja."
"In drönarbilder taken by Russian activists are seen hordes of white shadows moving aimlessly in circles around each other."
"Would be sold to China"
"the Images from what has come to be called"
"the Companies should have captured the whales during the summer of the same year with the intention of selling them to the chinese water parks, which is illegal since an international ban on commercial valfiske entered into force in 1986."
"But in China, water parks, a booming industry. On average, opened a new plant each month in the country, reports the news agency Reuters. Killer whales are particularly sought-after. A single animal can be sold for millions of dollars."
"They barely 100 wrongs has given rise to the protest lists, and statements from well-known actors as Leondardo Dicaprio. The whales are reported to suffer from health problems such as malnutrition and hypothermia caused by the cold water. Several whales have died in captivity."
"A police investigation has been established, and in January were recovered, the animals of the Russian authorities."
"Cousteau to the rescue"
"Now, freedom is near for the whales."
"yesterday arrived oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the legendary marinbiologen and havsfantasten Jacques Costeau, to Russia to meet the country's environment minister Dmitry Kobylkin."
"the Minister regretted that the whales can not be released immediately, because the cold water is liable to kill them. It should instead take place in the summer."
"Jean-Michel Cousteau seemed positive after the meeting."
"– We will drop out the majority of the whales, if not all, where they were captured. In this way, we hope that they can reunite, not only with their own kind, but with their families and friends," he said."
"Whaling is regulated by the International whaling commission (IWC), which was founded in 1946 and includes 88 countries. 1986 introduced the IWC an international ban on all commercial catches of large whales, because it was concerned about declining stocks."
"Whaling may only occur in the field of education, and vetenskapssyfte, according to the commission's decision, which is still in force."
"Several countries have defied the ban, or found loopholes to continue to engage in whaling, among others, Norway and Japan. In december 2018, announced in Japan that they withdraw from the iwc."
"Of the world's cetacean species, 6 of the 13 endangered, according to WWF."
"Sources: IWC with multiple"