Beluga Whales Come Running-- Err, Swimming For Cello Music
Known as the "canaries of the sea" for their copious singing and other vocalizations, beluga whales are an interesting, beautiful creature. With stark, white skin, they stand out quite a bit to our eyes. We stand out to them, and being the curious and playful sort, they often come right up to check "those weird humans" out. Some of them, like one beluga whale named NOC (pronounced "No See") actually learned to imitate the human voice. A Japanese researcher has even made progress in teaching them to communicate with us.
Well so has this cellist, who like all musicians knows how to speak the universal language. His lovely rendition of the classic Beatles tune, "Yesterday," not only drew a crowd of these white whales but they actually "grooved" in the water to the music, and gave a little song of their own.