A TALKING white whale has got the science world buzzing.

NOC, a beluga whale, one of the smallest whale species, first spoke to researchers at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego, California, while being held in captivity during the 1980s.

Researchers believed they heard voices while under water in his tank.

NOC would say things such as "Get out" by changing his vocal chords to mimic human voices.

Some of his speech was recorded and the findings were published in Current Biology today.

NOC died five years ago but will go down in history as the first talking whale.



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