WATCH: Beluga whale retrieves woman's phone dropped in sea


Posted at May 08 2019 12:43 AM

MANILA - A Beluga whale seemed to play fetch with a woman as it retrieved the cellphone she dropped at sea in Hammerfest, northern Norway.

The whale was earlier spotted at neighboring Finnmark, wearing a harness and a mount suited for an action camera. The text "Equipment St. Petersburg" was printed on the plastic clasps.

Marine biologist Jorgen Ree Wiig said the whale could have come from neighboring Russia, where he believed it might have escaped an enclosure.

--With Agence France-Presse