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Beluga Whale Enjoys Mariachi Band (Video)

A mariachi band took a break from performing at a wedding at the Mystic Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn. to serenade Juno the beluga whale. And it certainly appears as if he’s really enjoying their performance!

Kelly O’Neil, the aquarium’s senior trainer, however, told the New Haven Register that Juno wasn’t really dancing along to the music. Whales don’t even hear music the same way that humans do; Juno didn’t hear the sweet music of the mariachi band, he heard vibrations.

Moreover, the aquarium trains Juno whales to nod his head in response to visual cues.

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2:06AM PDT on May 3, 2013

i agrre with muriel s,thank you for sharing

1:55AM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

The Beluga Whale Dance. Possibly thinking 'and what are those funny things on your heads?'

1:03AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Very sweet even though he didn't actually hear the music.

10:47AM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Moreover, the aquarium trains Juno whales to nod his head in response to visual cues.

9:43AM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

He should be free!

10:17PM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

yeah, looked like a small habitat for Juno.... still there were some good vibrations between the musicians and Juno....

7:01PM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

Such a beautiful whale.

3:19PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

The beluga shouldn't be there. Anyway, the video shows how it's possible to create a relationship with a beluga!

9:43AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

I feel they should be freed. But I also feel they are safe from Poachers

8:02PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

OMG

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