Beluga whales dance to fiddler’s serenade at Connecticut Aquarium
MYSTIQUE, Conn. – A trio of beluga whales were captivated by a recent violin performance at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
In a video shared on Instagram by the aquarium, the violinist – Big Lux – gives whales Juno, Kela and Natasha a musical performance. The three whales move their fins and swim to classic tunes.
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Mystic Aquarium is home to the largest outdoor beluga exhibit in the United States.
In May 2021, the aquarium transferred five new belugas from Canada to its facilities in Connecticut with the goal of saving wild belugas and preserving the species for the future, the organization said.
The three whales move their fins and swim to classic tunes.
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In addition to the dance moves that the marine mammals flex in the video, the whales are known to be singers themselves. Belugas can change the shape of their vents to create a variety of vocalizations, depending on the aquarium.
In its Instagram video, Mystic Aquarium said, “This type of enrichment is ideal for animals and humans.”
This story was reported from Los Angeles.