Jubbling Break: Was Noc The Beluga Whale (RIP) Imitating Human Speech Or Cat? You Decide.

Noc the ‘talking’ beluga whale was captured as a juvenile in 1977. In 1984, a diver in his tank heard a voice saying “out, out, out” and it was later determined to be Noc. Some think Noc was sounding an alarm by imitating human speech and refer to him as a “sea canary singing in the mine” warning us to get out of the water.

So trying to find answers, Jubbling analyzed the recording above and we think we figured out who had been sneaking into the National Marine Mammal Foundation to work with Noc:

So what do you think: human speech or was Noc speaking cat? [New Scientist and Guardian]