Meet Hvaldimir: The ‘Spy’ Whale Who Loves People
intriguing: something that is very interesting because it is strange, mysterious, or not fully understood
Hvaldimir, the famous beluga whale is thought to be a spy. He was first spotted in Norway in 2019. This whale had a camera harness labeled “St. Petersburg equipment,” leading people to call him a Russian spy. Some believe he’s been trained to do military work like some dolphins and beluga whales in the past. His name is even a playful mix of “hval,” the Norwegian word for whale, and Vladimir. While the possibility he was trained to spy is intriguing, nobody can confirm if it’s true.
While other whales prefer their own kind, Hvaldimir loves humans. Some think this might lead him into danger. Last week, he was seen off Sweden’s coast, far from his Arctic home. As summer begins, busy waters filled with boats could be dangerous for Hvaldimir, who’s already been injured by boats before.
His journey south is a mystery. Is he looking for a mate, or food? No one knows.
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This Famous ‘Spy’ Whale Likes People. That Could Be a Problem.