The Georgia Aquarium wants 18 more beluga whales

The Georgia Aquarium wants 18 more beluga whales, but someone doesn’t want you to know about it.  At least not yet.  Or maybe it’s just one of those computer glitches that I don’t even pretend to understand.

A Google search earlier today regarding the Georgia Aquarium and beluga whales revealed the following links and more:

Georgia Aquarium want to import 18 beluga whales

Seek and ye shall find on Google.

See that one, pretty much right at the top of the bottom third of the page, the one entitled, “Georgia Aquarium plans to bring more belugas into the country.”  Well, when you clicked it, it took you here.

Georgia Aquarium want to import 18 beluga whales

Unless it’s a page that has been taken down since it went to the search engines

Page could not be found.  Well, crap.  That’s a mystery.  The link indicates that, mere days after the Georgia Aquarium saw the death of Maris’ five-day-old beluga whale calf, it is announcing the plan to get more belugas.  That is, to bring them into the country.

Well, not really announcing.  More like, announcing and then unannouncing.  Or accidental press releasing.  Or something.  I don’t pretend to understand.

Oops, is all I’ll say.  I didn’t realize that catching and bringing beluga whales into the United States was, well, allowed.

And I’m thinking somebody hit the “Publish” button instead of the “File Save” button before they could submit it for editing.

Did I say, “Ooooops.”

Dang.  Woulda loved to have read that story.

Oh, wait.  I can.  I did.  And so shall you, thanks to the computer sleuthing skills that I wished I had.  Can I just say, Deep Throat.  Or Smoking Man?

Here, via the awesomeness of a really smart individual and Google cache, or some such, is the rest of the story.  This time, I’m not ruining it for you.  Yet.

Georgia Aquarium Plans to Bring More Belugas Into the Country

But, geez.  Is that legal?  I’m not saying it.  But you’re thinking it.  I suspect that, strictly speaking, it may be.

But is it right?  The time is now to stop this silly make-up-a-story-to-get-more-highly intelligent-beings-into-captivity business.  Yes, business.

When you read the article, they might have almost convinced you that they’re doing this for the belugas.  But you’re smarter than that.

Georgia Aquarium wants to import 18 beluga whales

“Georgia Aquarium plans to bring more belugas into the country.” Into the country. Into the country.


14 responses to “The Georgia Aquarium wants 18 more beluga whales

  1. Yes, Mo, I’m smarter than that! Thanks for writing this! Hope you published one for the website! You are amazing and I look forward to hearing more from you about this! Hugs, hugs, and more hugs for what you do!

  2. Please keep us all posted!

  3. For more information and discussion about this beluga permit mystery and on the general concept of increasing the size of the United States’ captive beluga whale population, read:

  4. Sammarye Lewis

    Here is what I posted in the Comment section of the mystery story. Maybe somebody will see it, maybe they won’t. But, just in case:
    “We want to fix this mess so that your children and grandchildren can see beluga whales.” Right… and pay $169.95 a ticket for decades to come. Who do you think you are fooling with all the conservation baloney. You spent all the money for research in Russia to figure out a way to capture Belugas and tear them from their pods and families. And sentence them to a short, miserable life in captivity. This is immoral and despicable exploitation of these animals for one thing. MONEY

  5. Sammarye Lewis

    A follow-up: I immediately received a routine form email from the AJC ,saying that my comment had been received. At least somebody will read it!

  6. Yes!! As more information comes to light on the three-and-a-half year beluga whale research project, in which the Georgia Aquarium had been participating: the nature of the research, the objectives of the research, the participants in the research, the source of funding for the research, funds exchanged in performance of the research, and the conclusions of the research. Many more questions will be answered in the coming days.

    Thank you. We will stop this.


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