Beluga whales are highly intelligent marine mammals, who use echolocation to find blowholes under sheets of ice. The echolocation organ is called the melon, because it’s shaped like a melon. Belugas can live for up to 80 years, and are very vocal, communicating through high-pitched sonic songs, giving them the nickname ‘sea-canaries’. A Japanese researcher says he taught a beluga to talk by using these sounds to identify different objects, offering hope that humans may one day be able to communicate effectively with sea creatures.
“Beluga” is a one-person comedy show by Jordan Mitchell, a cousin of the whales and member of the Footlights.
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