Bubble-Blowing Beluga

Gail posted about whale flatulence before on Neatorama, and there's just no way I can top that bubble. So here's something else: a Beluga whale blowing bubbles!

A beluga whale blows bubbles at an aquarium in Japan to the delight of visitors who have come by the thousands to view the spectacle.

The whale is one of three that learned the trick from scuba divers, who give the whales breaths from regulators to enable the whales to blow the bubbles.

Link - thanks Zella Panossian!

(Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)


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The Beluga whales at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta do the same thing. They go up to the surface, get some air in their mouths (because their mouths aren't connected to their lungs), and then blow the bubble rings and play with them as they dive down to the bottom of the tank.

Sometimes they'll even suck them back in to their mouths and re-create them a time or two on the same dive.
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