Whales don't talk--or do they? Do they imitate human speech like parrots? "Get out!" was what an ocean diver thought he heard a captive Beluga whale tell him. The diver was in the tank that held this talkative whale. Curious scientists started to record the sounds this male Beluga made. Listen to this video and tell us what you think the whale is talking about.
We think it sounds like the Muppets' Swedish Chef.
Beluga whales live in the Artic Ocean. They like to swim around icebergs. They are social and they sing so much that Beluga whales are also called "canaries of the sea." But talk? We know they won't ask for crackers, like a parrot. But if they could, they would ask for octopus, squid, crabs, shrimp, clams, mussels, snails, sandworms, salmon, capelin, cod, herring, smelt,
flounder, sole, sculpin, lamprey, and lingcod. A Beluga whale can nod and turn its head, unlike other whales.
Girls and boys around the world are real Sea Stars. Here's a few stories we found:
The Girl Scouts of Troop 499 wanted to clean up one of their favorite
beaches. They found bottle caps, cigarette butts, straws, lollipop
sticks, and even a dirty sock! The girls had a great time doing a good
Troop 61243 from St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks spent the
afternoon picking up trash at Leo Carrillo State Beach.. in an
effort to keep the ocean safe and clean. Pictured are, top row, from
left, Jessica Miller, Ava Miele, Emily McCormick, Ella Busch and Julia
Tushla. Bottow row: Sophia Pantess, Olivia Elias, Rachel Wetzel and
Community service projects are a big part of scouting and
recently Cub Scout Packs #741, #744 and #749 took part in a beach
clean-up at Corona del Mar State Beach, also known as Big Corona.
This event was a means for all the boys to get back
together after taking the summer off and show the community how even a
small group of individuals can make a difference.