Whale economics: it’s something you’ve got to think about if you’re running a facility like the Georgia Aquarium.
They spent $6.5 million over four years trying to import beluga whales from Russia only to get blocked by the federal government. Now, they’ve said “no” to collecting wild belugas. Instead, they’re trying to keep their whale exhibit afloat through breeding and trading.
But what’s the cost of a beluga? Where do you even get one? How’s the whale market looking these days?