Posted on April 6, 2013 by Angel Wings and Unicorns
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Researchers in the US have been shocked to discover a beluga whale whose vocalisations were remarkably close to human speech.
Researchers heard a nine-year-old whale named NOC make sounds octaves
below normal, in clipped bursts. The first mystery, though, was figuring
out where the sound was coming from.
When a diver at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in California
surfaced saying, “Who told me to get out?” the researchers there knew
they had another example on their hands.
The whales are known as “canaries of the sea” for their high-pitched
chirps, but while a number of anecdotal reports have described whales
making human-like speech, none had ever been recorded…..until now.
Read full story attached below. ♥
I do not advocate captive cetaceans, this story highlights yet
another example of the intelligence of the beautiful beings we share our
planet with. ♥
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