The whales are named Little Grey and Little White. They are both about 13 years old and have spent much of their lives in captivity. Ten —by Glenn Greenberg years ago, they were captured in the Arctic Ocean and taken to an aquarium in China.
In 2012, a company called Merlin Entertainments bought the aquarium.
The company teamed up with Sea Life Trust and another group called Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC). Together, they set up a place where the whales could live a better life.
Bringing Little Grey and Little White to Iceland wasn’t easy. Each whale eats about 55 pounds of fish a day— and weighs more than 2,000 pounds. Special equipment, including cranes, was needed to move them.