Tue October 23, 2012
A Captive Beluga Whale's Remarkably Human Song
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a tale of the singing whale. Scientists this week published a study of a captive beluga whale in San Diego. The whale began to sing, apparently after spending time close to people. It died several years ago, but left behind a recording that sounds like a person in the shower.
(SOUNDBITE OF WHALE SINGING)
INSKEEP: We do not know if during his lifetime the singing whale ever made it to a karaoke bar.
(Singing) Got a whale of a tale to tell you, lads, on MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.