Governor photobombed by whale
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)
Governor photobombed by whale
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has found himself upstaged by a beluga whale. It happened during a tourism news conference at the Mystic Aquarium.
 
Malloy was standing in front of the Alaskan Coast exhibit. He was touting an increase in summer tourism in Connecticut. That's when a whale named Juno swam over to the glass to watch.
 
The whale hovered over the governor's shoulder. It 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 (138)
  • theaw-4-bar
    9/14/2015 - 11:03 p.m.

    This whale helped the governor and Connecticut by drawing attention to himself and the governor, making more people listen to the governors statement.

  • stephanie1-kov
    9/15/2015 - 06:22 a.m.

    The whale Juno swam up to the glass, drawing attention to the governor, helping him with his campaign, the whale was a BIG help in increasing the summer tourism in Connecticut.

  • emmap-gau
    9/15/2015 - 11:15 a.m.

    The whale helped the governor's campaign by getting the venues attention which brought the attention to the governor and Connecticut.

  • isabellag-1-bar
    9/15/2015 - 12:34 p.m.

    Its funny that the whale helped him with his campaign.

  • analeye-
    9/15/2015 - 12:59 p.m.

    i think that this article is adorable. This wale should be an internet sensation. Like wooaaa cx.

  • justinw-969174-
    9/15/2015 - 01:01 p.m.

    the whale got people to watch videos online and they heard what he said

  • xavierf-
    9/15/2015 - 01:02 p.m.

    by making the governor more internet popular

  • andrest-wil
    9/15/2015 - 01:03 p.m.

    The whale helped the governor because he drew more attention to the governors campaign, and he helped Connecticut by raising the tourist levels.

  • brianb-
    9/15/2015 - 01:08 p.m.

    it is confusing but i think that it could have had more detal

  • olivias-ver
    9/15/2015 - 07:45 p.m.

    Thats so funny!! Its also interesting how the whale just came up behind him and stayed there

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