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The Beluga Whale That Mimicked Humans


Beluga whale (Photo: Russian govt/Wiki Commons)

Noc was a beluga whale that spent most of its life at a naval research facility in San Diego.

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Scientists studying Noc say he imitated human sounds. They have published Noc's human-like sounds in a new study in the journal Current Biology.

The World's science reporter Rhitu Chatterjee explains the new findings to Marco Werman.