Mystic CT — Five Beluga Whales from Marineland, recently transferred to Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, are getting used to their new home. They were taken there on a military plane, which is way faster than swimming there and something only a select few Beluga’s can brag about. Although they haven’t been at Mystic Aquarium for long, they have already learned their way around the entire place after spending five minutes just snooping around. One thing that will take a while for them to get used to is the fact that their home is now measured in gallons and not liters which is tough for a whale that naturally uses the ocean system.
They are used to being crammed in with 50 other Belugas, so it’s perfectly natural that they would get attached to them but on the upside, it will be nice for them to just stretch out a bit without getting all up in everyone’s business. It should take away some of the sting of getting taken away from those they grew up although they have grown accustomed to losing those that they love at Marineland. Another great feature in their new home is that if they stick their head out of the water at just the right angle, they can get a glimpse of a photo of their natural habitat which is nice.
The best part of the whole situation is that they will no longer be viewed as entertainment by the paying public but rather they will be researched which is a much more intimate setting. While there is no scientific evidence to prove it, most would agree that there is not a species on earth that wouldn’t want to spend their life in a pool getting researched.
Moving to a new city can be hard on anyone but at least they will always have the Marineland song to remind them of their home away from home away from home.