Group of Actors, Activists Opposes Attempt to Import Belugas

March 24, 2015 6:19 PM

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A group of prominent actors, activists and scientists is opposing an attempt by the Georgia Aquarium to import beluga whales from Russia.

The aquarium applied in June 2012 to import 18 whales, saying it would help improve the genetic diversity of belugas living in captivity in the U.S. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries denied the application in August 2013.

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