‘Whaledimir,’ the beluga whale that made headlines in Norwegian media this spring amid speculation that he may be a super-secret ‘spy whale’ for the Russian Navy, appears to have made it into the news again.
— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) November 7, 2019
In a video (above) posted on Twitter that has social media users fawning over this intelligent, playful aquatic mammal, a Beluga whale is seen playing fetch with a man on a boat. The video was filmed in Norwegian waters near the Arctic Pole.
The footage shows the whale behaving just as a domesticated pet would, with a clear understanding of what the game is. The internet has found this to be both a rare and an incredibly charming sight. Many are wondering if this video is of the same whale, first sighted some time in May 2019, who has been dubbed “Hvaldimir” on account of its alleged Russian heritage.