"A beluga whale, which is believed to be trained by the Russian navy that the spy has become a favorite among both adults and children in Tufjord in the Norwegian Finnmark. Elections do tricks for spectators and lets herself be petted on the nose of the children."
"The four-metre-long white whale became a world-first last weekend, after several days, followed after a Norwegian fishing boat and, in all cases, which the fishermen heard, asked for help, writes NRK."
"Vitvalen had a belt tightly fastened around the body and one of the fishermen on the boat, Joar Hesten, took to end on a survival suit, jumped into the icy water and freed the whale from the belt."
"Upon closer examination of the belt that sat around the whale's body, it turned out that it was marked"
"Regardless of whether the elections in the past been a Russian spy, it has now become very popular among both children and adults in Tufjord. It has repeatedly sought out in to the harbour, and commanded both of the little tricks and cuddle."
"– It is so människokär that when you are yelling at it so it will come to you, " says Linn Sæther, who lives in Tufjord, to NRK."
"Among the arts, as the elections have shown up for Tufjordsborna is kind – it fetches and return the fish thrown to it – as well as the rotation around the own axis, that is to say, spinning around in the water. The elections have also come to the docks and let the people pet it."
" It seems that it is used to get assignments and to have something to do. He is apparently used to pick up things from the water, and give to those who train him, " says Linn Sæther."
"That vitvalen seems to be so tame and dependent on humans however, many are worried if it can survive on its own in the sea after a supposed life in captivity."
" It's difficult to say how it will cope. We have seen cases where it has gone well – the same kind of choices that escaped from Russian captivity in the past. But we have also seen examples where things have not gone so well, says valforskaren Audun Rikardsen at Norway's arctic university."