19 September 2011

A beluga with a halo bubble

A Beluga whale has become a sensation at an aquarium after learning how to blow halo-shaped bubbles. The extraordinary sight was captured on camera by photographer Hiroya Minakuchi at the Shimane aquarium in Japan. He said: "This beluga started making bubble rings when she was seven. And a couple of years ago she developed her technique. Now she blows the water from her mouth to make a current, which is not visible for us underwater. She then blows air from her blow hole into the current and that makes a ring shape."
Text and image from the Telegraph.   Photo credit: Hiroya Minakuchi/Minden/Solent News.

Note also this video that I first posted about three years ago:

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