Beluga Whale trainer Beckey Stegeman leads a group in a new program, Whales Up Close, at Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration. Inuk, one of three Beluga Whales, and the only male retrieves a ball for the group. The program alows participants to touch the animal and learn signals the whales reponds to.
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