Ceta Base, who keeps an international record on captive marine mammals, is reporting today that the captive Beluga named “Beyli” passed away at Marineland Canada on August 24th. “Beyli” was wild caught in the White Sea, off of Russia, in 1994 and has been at Marineland since May 1999 – the last remaining live beluga from Marineland’s original import in May 1999 with “Ben” and “Baffin” already deceased. One of the oldest, if not the oldest beluga at Marineland, Beyli’s age had been estimated around 25 years. It is unclear how many offspring Beyli had while in captivity.
As of yet Marineland Canada has not announced details or confirmed this death themselves.