Hey, Beluga Whales Love Mariachis, Too

A beluga whale finds love in mariachi music.

By Jorge Rivas Aug 04, 2011

Beluga whales are known as the "canaries of the sea," but they may also make good back up dancers for mariachis.

A beluga whale named Juno at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut seems to have a liking for mariachi music. Juno is said to have two quiet, private areas in which he secludes himself when needed. But when a mariachi band started playing at the aquarium recently, he stuck around bobbing his head and swaying side to side.

A museum representative told Discovery.com that Juno can hear outside his tank if he gets up close to the window, so there’s little doubt that Juno was aware of the music.

Now, this story involves a marine mammal in captivity, of course. But it was such a fascinating video that we just had to share it. So here’s to music being universally moving, and loved. 

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