Fourth group of whales previously held in the so-called “whale jail” was set free into the sea near Perovsky Cape in the Sea of Okhotsk on Tuesday
The marine mammals, two orcas and six beluga whales, travelled some 1,800 kilometres (1110 miles) from the Srednaya Bay of Primorsky region to the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. According to the Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography... Еще the whales' journey lasted five days.
The fisheries institute said in a statement that all 10 orcas from Srednyaya Bay were now released, with 12 of the 87 belugas also set free.
The relocation process was announced on June 20 during Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual 'Direct Line' show. The first group was freed on June 28.
The whales are believed to have been captured in the Sea of Okhotsk in 2018 and taken to enclosures in the Srednyaya Bay near the city of Nakhodka.