A beluga whale that some claim was trained by the Russian military, from which it allegedly defected, has been spotted hanging around in the seas outside Hammerfest, Norway, for several months.
The beluga has been shown to be extraordinarily gregarious despite its reputable background in clandestine operations.
Ask Jan-Olaf Johansen, please.
The other day, Johansen was strolling near the Hammerfest waterfront when he spotted the beluga performing some fascinating (and quite adorable) behavior.
Obviously, a random seagull on the surface of the water had piqued the whale’s interest — and he seemed determined to befriend her.