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Video: Minutes After Woman Drops Phone in Ocean, Beluga Whale Brings It Back to Surface

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We’ve always known whales and dolphins to be smart creatures. If Shamu taught us anything, it’s that these animals are highly trainable and can at times interact well with humans.

And, apparently, they also make good spies? At least that’s the word over in Norway regarding a beluga whale who reportedly won’t leave their waters.

According to The Washington Post, Norwegian fishermen first encountered the friendly and rather social whale when the creature wouldn’t leave their boats alone.

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It was then they discovered a harness that read “Equipment St. Petersburg” was wrapped around the beluga’s body.

Now referred to as the “alleged Russian spy,” this whale has caused quite the commotion and has even interacted with other humans since its arrival.

Do you think this whale could be a spy?

One woman in particular wanted to see the “spy” for herself. But what Ina Mansika never expected was that her new ocean friend would show up with a trick up its blubber.

“We laid down on the dock to look at it and hopefully get the chance to pat it,” Mansika shared with The Dodo, recalling her day in Hammerfest.

“I had forgotten to close my jacket pocket and my phone fell in the ocean,” she went on.

“We assumed it would be gone forever, until the whale dove back down and came back a few moments later with my phone in its mouth!”

Watch as this amazing animal retrieves the lost phone. It seems likely that the whale has been trained.

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“Everyone was so surprised. We almost didn’t believe what we saw,” Mansika added in her interview with The Dodo. “I was super happy and thankful that I got my phone back.”

Sadly, the damage had been done and the phone was… well… done for. But the moment still makes for a fun memory and an incredible story!

What will become of this “spy” now, you might ask? It may have a future career in a lost and found service. But it’s more than likely it will be transferred to an Icelandic sanctuary, according to The Washington Post.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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