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

Watch a lowly fish mimic the incredible mimic octopus

The mimic octopus is a stealthy swimmer (and a furious lover) but it's not the only master of disguise in the ocean. While swimming off of the coast of Indonesia last July, diver Godehard Kopp noticed that a black-marble jawfish was surreptitiously hitching a ride with the mimic octopus. » 1/05/12 6:45am 1/05/12 6:45am