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Another 2 Vancouver Aquarium Bred Belugas Die
posted on November 15, 2015

Another 2 Vancouver Aquarium Bred Belugas Die

A two-year-old beluga whale, “Stella”, died Friday, November 13th, at SeaWorld San Antonio. She was being treated for signs of gastrointestinal issues, but her cause of death was not confirmed. This baby beluga was fathered by “Imaq” who was captured by the Vancouver Aquarium from the wild in 1990.
This is not the first Beluga whale to die this year at SeaWorld San Antonio. A beluga whale was born premature on June 20, then died on July 12. This “Martha” was also fathered by Imaq.
Between 2006 and 2012 there were six baby belugas deaths during the joint breeding of wild caught belugas from the Vancouver Aquarium at US Sea Worlds.
The total number of cetacean deaths resulting from the Vancouver Aquarium pro captivity, entertainment business stands at 49 cetaceans (19 belugas, 14 Pacific white-sided dolphins, 7 narwhals, and 9 orcas).
These are at least 49 Reasons to Stop the multimillion dollar Vancouver Aquarium Expansion. More Pools, More Captives, and More Deaths!