Russian plan to free whales risks their survival, say scientists

FILE PHOTO: Greenpeace activists hold a protest against the "whale prison", a facility in Primorsky Region where nearly 100 whales including orcas and beluga whales are held in cages, in Vladivostok, Russia May 13, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) – International scientists criticized on Friday a Russian plan to release 10 captive killer whales into the Sea of Japan rather than return them to their original habitat, saying it could endanger the mammals’ lives. The plight of the orcas, which are being held with 87 beluga whales in cramped conditions in a […]

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