They are loaded with a crane in special baths installed in wagons.
TASS clarified that the animals will be taken to the base for marine mammals in the village of Innokentievka in the Khabarovsk Territory, from there they will be released into the Sakhalin Bay. Animals are loaded with a crane in special baths installed in the wagons.
At the time of this writing, according to journalists, experts have already loaded six belugas and at least two killer whales. Animals will be accompanied by a team of 70 people.
From summer to autumn 2018, private companies caught 11 killer whales and 90 belugas and placed them at the base for adaptation. On November 16, 2018, the Primorsky Krai SC initiated a criminal case under the article on the illegal harvest of aquatic biological resources. February 22, 2019, Putin ordered the Ministry of Natural Resources to solve the problem of whales before March 1.
In support of the animals expressed Pamela Anderson, son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. On April 8, the head of Primorye promised to release all animals from the “whale prison” into the natural environment.