Kind Beluga Whale Brings Back Woman's Phone After She drops It Into The Sea
A mysterious visitor caught the attention of everyone in the vicinity a couple of weeks ago in waters near Hammerfest, Norway. A beluga whale appeared and it was wearing a blue harness.
No one can say for sure where the whale came from but rumor has it he was once trained by the Russian Navy. He apparently defected from the navy but continues to travel the waters in the area.
And, as one woman would discover when wondering around Hammerfest with her friends, the whale is not only intelligent, but pretty friendly too!
Ina Mansika was on a mission of sorts with her friends to spot the rumored 'spy' whale. When they found him, she accidentally dropped her phone in the ocean.
"We laid down on the dock to look at it and hopefully get the chance to pat it," Mansika said when describing the ordeal to the Dodo. "I had forgotten to close my jacket pocket and my phone fell in the ocean. We assumed it would be gone forever, until the whale dove back down and came back a few moments later with my phone in its mouth!"
Not only did they spot the beluga whale. The whale offered his assistance to Mansika when she had a minor accident.
Naturally, Mansika was amazed but what had just happened
"Everyone was so surprised. We almost didn't believe what we saw," she told the Dodo, "I was super happy and thankful that I got my phone back."
Despite his best efforts to save it, the phone has already endured water damage and is irreparable.
Mansika says she loves animals and the beluga whale is a great example of why.
It is unclear whether the beluga well is acclimated to living on his own in the wild. According to the Washington Post, his situation is being closely monitored by officials who might relocate the whale to a sanctuary in Iceland if deemed to be in his best interests. This would be a thoughtful gesture to an animal that has already demonstrated its own thoughtfulness.
Watch it in the video below:
Were you as shocked as the onlookers by the gesture of the whale? Do you think the whale was once a spy for the Russian Navy? Let us know in the comments.
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