Would whales try to speak to you, if they could? Would they mimic your speech, if they could? Well, maybe. From ABC News (Australia): Whale mimicking humans ‘trying to make contact’.
Marine biologists say a beluga whale which was recorded making human-like noises in a US aquarium may have been trying to communicate with its keepers.
The whale, known as NOC, had lived among dolphins and other beluga whales in an aquarium in San Diego, California, and was often in the presence of humans.
Scientists who were puzzled by the human-like utterances coming from his pool concluded they were actually coming from the whale himself.
An acoustic analysis of the sounds showed a rhythm similar to that of human speech, Sam Ridgway, of the National Marine Mammal Foundation, said. [continue]
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