Governor photobombed by whale Dannel Malloy speaks at a news conference, while Juno the Beluga whale swims from the Alaskan Coast exhibit, at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has found himself upstaged by a beluga whale during a tourism news conference at the Mystic Aquarium. Malloy was standing in front of the Alaskan Coast exhibit on Wednesday touting an increase in summer tourism in Connecticut when a whale named Juno swam over to the glass to watch the proceedings. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has found himself upstaged by a beluga whale during a tourism news conference at the Mystic Aquarium.
 
Malloy was standing in front of the Alaskan Coast exhibit touting an increase in summer tourism in Connecticut when a whale named Juno swam over to the glass to watch.
 
The whale hovered over the governor's shoulder and pressed its head to the glass as photographers recorded its antics. The whale became an Internet sensation in 2011 after a video surfaced of it interacting with a mariachi band playing for a wedding at the aquarium.
 
Belugas are social animals and communicate using assorted whistles and clicking sounds.
 
The governor says attendance at nearly two-dozen venues surveyed by the state is up 5 percent over last year.

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COMMENTS (13)
  • essere-rei
    9/22/2015 - 03:31 p.m.

    The friendly beluga whale will increase publicity at the aquarium for "photobombing" the governor because everyone will want to see him.

  • tayces-lam
    9/23/2015 - 10:41 a.m.

    I've seen some funny animal pictures, but this one is finally a photobomb. Animals may really be smarter than we think if it could hang around during the speech.

  • anniec-pla
    9/24/2015 - 10:36 a.m.

    The governor of Connecticut, Dannel P. Malloy, was photo bombed by a beluga whale named Juno at a tourism news conference. Malloy was standing in front of the glass enclosure delivering a speech on tourism increasing in the summer, when Juno stole the show by pressing his face up against the glass for the audience. Juno has been an internet star back in 2011 and is now trying to reclaim his title!

    News Elements:
    Human interest-it's funny/cute
    Unusual
    Prominence-the governor

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