February 27, 2006

Whale Video
— LauraW.

I can't help it. This video of a Beluga whale blowing air-rings makes me smile.

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Belugas look like big babies.

Posted by: LauraW. at 05:59 AM | Comments (10)
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1 Air-blowing. Beluga. Whales.

Posted by: Mark at February 27, 2006 06:28 AM (J9j1v)

2 all they need now are frickin' lasers mounted on their heads

Posted by: wiserbud at February 27, 2006 06:29 AM (AQGeh)

3 It wasn't as cool as you think. Fucking whale insisted on using her teeth.

Posted by: Bubbles at February 27, 2006 06:42 AM (AQGeh)

4 Point Defiance Zoo in Washington State had a couple of Belugas. I assume they still do. I spent about half a day watching them a couple of years ago. One of the females spent the whole time playing with kids looking through the viewing window. The male Beluga spent hours stalking people in the outdoor viewing area. He'd wait quietly for the seating area to fill up then pop up out of the water and squirt the front row with water. He would raise up out of the water about a third of his length, hold that position, and spray a stream of water several inches in diameter at the crowd, rotating slowly to get the whole row. It was hilarious.

Posted by: High Desert Wanderer at February 27, 2006 06:49 AM (nA9AR)

5 "He would raise up out of the water about a third of his length, hold that position, and spray a stream of water several inches in diameter at the crowd, rotating slowly to get the whole row. It was hilarious."

Whale snot.
Nice.

Posted by: harrison at February 27, 2006 07:41 AM (QJtdZ)

6 Ummh, its handler taught it. That's like the chinese chimp that smokes or those poodles that walk on two legs. When an animal is taught to do something it's not half as shocking or cute as if it did it on its own.

Now, if one whale teaches the other to blow the rings without the handler being involved, the japanese should really be forced to stop feeding whales to their dogs.

Posted by: jmchez at February 27, 2006 07:56 AM (8XMTP)

7 Ummh, its handler taught it. That's like the chinese chimp that smokes or those poodles that walk on two legs. When an animal is taught to do something it's not half as shocking or cute as if it did it on its own.

Your joking, right? Its a freaking whale blowing rings in the water. Who the hell would even think of this let alone figure out how to teach a whale to do it?

I saw this on the news last night and I swear the whale looked like it was smiling. I don't know why but it made me smile. Maybe ring blowing whales after non-stop IED's and head chopping was just a moment of silliness but good nonetheless.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 27, 2006 08:11 AM (J8+2b)

8 The blowing water is natural. They do it to stir up food in places they can't reach. He was just trained to do it on cue. Waiting for people to line up as targets he seems to have learned on his own.

Posted by: High Desert Wanderer at February 27, 2006 09:25 AM (nA9AR)

9 Those idiots at GREENPEACE are drivin them crazy

Posted by: spurwing plover at February 27, 2006 09:26 AM (UwJcR)

10 I don't know if it was Point Defiance, but some zoo around here used to have a seal that would *speak*. It was really old and had been in the zoo it's whole life, so it learned to repeat phrases that it heard a lot, like "Isn't that cute?"

No one's brought up Son Of Godzilla yet?

Posted by: Dave Munger at February 27, 2006 10:39 AM (poUmj)

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