Easily the best thing you'll hear all week: a beluga whale mimicking…

Holy warbling whales, this is GLORIOUS. For the first time ever, researchers have presented audio evidence of a cetacean (a beluga whale by the name of "NOC") spontaneously mimicking human speech. The recording featured below is 100% real, and it is amazing. Recorded by scientists a few years ago, it was just released… » 10/22/12 2:00pm 10/22/12 2:00pm

Proof that human-whale communication will begin with a mariachi band

Juno, a beluga whale in a Connecticut aquarium, is known for his lively interactions with visitors - sometimes he gets aggressive, but other times he bobs to a mariachi beat, as you can see here. It's hard to say what we're witnessing, but it certainly seems like Juno is imitating the motions of the musicians as they… » 8/04/11 10:20am 8/04/11 10:20am