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Russia to Release Killer Whales in New Habitat, Despite Expert Advice

Russia is to free captured killer whales over the next month, but will not return them to their original habitat despite expert advice, a scientist said Wednesday. The animals will instead be released from their pens in Russia's Far East and may "disrupt vacationers" at resorts nearby, said Vladislav Rozhnov, who was involved in talks over their fate. Nearly 100 belugas and orcas were captured last summer and kept in small pens by commercial firms who had planned to...

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