In December 1984, 3,000 beluga whales were struggling to breathe in small pools of open water in the ice-covered waters off the Chukchi Peninsula,
Russia. A wide ice pack that the whales could not cross on a single breath trapped them.
Admiral Makarov, an Icebreaker ship was called to break a channel through the ice pack, at first they refused to follow the ship to open water. However, when the crew began playing classical music through the ship's loudspeakers, the whales finally followed
Moskva to the unfrozen sea, resulting in saving
2,000 whales in total and the incident dubbed
In December 1984, 3,000 beluga whales were struggling to breathe in small pools of open water in the ice-covered waters off the Chukchi Peninsula, Russia. A wide ice pack that the whales could not cross on a single breath trapped them. Admiral Makarov, an Icebreaker ship was called to break a channel through the ice pack, at first they refused to follow the ship to open water. However, when the crew began playing classical music through the ship's loudspeakers, the whales finally followed Moskva to the unfrozen sea, resulting in saving 2,000 whales in total and the incident dubbed