/r/HvaldimirTheBeluga

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A subreddit for Hvaldimir, the legendary Russian spy whale that lives in Norway.

Post clips of Hvaldimir, the legendary Russian spy whale that lives in Norway.


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/r/HvaldimirTheBeluga

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NY Times article gives the impression he could have died

Are there any updates on Hvaldimir? The NY Times article gives the impression he could have died.
" The next morning, he was nowhere to be seen. "

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/14/magazine/hvaldimir-whale.html

4 Comments
2024/02/20
01:08 UTC

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Our precious friend bringing up a little gift from monday

Hope everyone’s havin a great wednesday! Have a look at Marinemind_org on IG for regular updates moving forward!

12 Comments
2023/11/22
18:19 UTC

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A long travel south over the last 6 months took him all the way to gothenburg, dropping alot of weight along the way, now Hvaldi has returned to Norway and has been putting on pounds fast!

We’re excited to see him in better shape! If you have any questions feel free to ask and i’ll answer as best as we can! -Seb

3 Comments
2023/08/22
10:23 UTC

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I got to meet him today :D we played fetch and I pet him. He was so tame!

14 Comments
2023/06/27
22:43 UTC

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Hvaldimir is alive and well!

9 Comments
2023/03/27
19:30 UTC

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A little update post!

29 Comments
2022/08/15
12:12 UTC

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Hvaldimir has had a big hook removed from his tail fluke! And he has also had a change of nickname, he now goes simply by "Hvaldi"

Recently, a large hook was found to be embedded in his tail fluke, with a large squid bait attached by a length of fishing line. This created drag which kept embedding the hook into his flesh. Fortunately, this line was eventually cut after a fair bit of planning and a couple tries, and has since resulted in the hook itself loosening and has allowed for hvaldi to either rub it off, or it fell out on its own.

Norwegian article about the case(with video):

https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/kjendiskvalen-hvaldimir-gar-under-kallenamn-for-a-ikkje-bli-assosiert-med-vladimir-putin-1.15906215

In short, for those of you that don't read enchantment table language, the name change was a decision made by the team as "Hvaldi" (pronounced val-dee) has been used for a long time, and having the whale named after Vladimir Putin left a sour taste in our mouths these days.

3 Comments
2022/03/25
19:16 UTC

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Hvaldimir Blows Snot On Me Mid-Sentence

1 Comment
2021/11/15
15:52 UTC

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Hvaldimir napping close to my cabin in Norway

12 Comments
2021/07/26
15:22 UTC

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Worried about Hvaldimir The Beluga

I saw this article:

https://www.ifinnmark.no/trodde-han-fant-hvaldimir-dod-det-hvite-hvalkadaveret-flot-like-utenfor-bodo/s/5-81-1428576

I don’t have access to it, does anyone know what it says?

6 Comments
2021/07/09
12:04 UTC

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Hvaldimir visited near my town :) he stayed for hours and let us pet him and play with him, he liked giving us his finn to shake!

30 Comments
2021/06/09
13:56 UTC

249

The Beluga Whale has squishy head and thought you should all know

5 Comments
2021/05/25
18:39 UTC

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Everyone’s fav beluga giving out boops

0 Comments
2021/03/02
12:02 UTC

375

🔥 Beluga Whale and friend 🔥

4 Comments
2021/03/02
07:42 UTC

124

How's hvaldimir doing right now?

Not many posts on this sub, how's it going with him?

9 Comments
2020/10/07
10:05 UTC

84

Why is his origin so mysterious & why didn't anyone (Russians or otherwise) claim Hvladimir?

I remember when Hvladmir popped up in the news. And I did read around at the time & the wikipedia article now again.

If he is a Russian military marine mammal, why didn't they just claim him back? They didn't need to admit anything and could just say he's anything else. I mean isn't it strange they wouldn't want to recover an animal they spent resources on? Surely his "cover is not blown" & they could identify if he's been tagged?? Or might it be that he didn't pass some sort of training, and they "let him go"?

If he's not a military/related to a naval base, with other theories out there (rehabilitation animal etc.), why didn't someone claim him back? Unless they were doing something illegal and didn't want to prompt investigations.

7 Comments
2020/08/10
19:30 UTC

55

Anyone know who is monitoring him?

I’ve been googling for a while now and can’t find anything current on him except that post about him being injured. And that was just an Instagram. No official sources reporting on the injury and nobody seems to be talking about a plan for his future?

I’m waiting to hear back from the Norwegian Orca Survey who were monitoring him before, to ask if they still are.

Anyone find better sources than me?

8 Comments
2020/07/12
15:13 UTC

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Hvladimir has been injured 🤕 (looks like he will be okay thankfully)

2 Comments
2020/07/09
02:34 UTC

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Hvaldimir has moved south!

He's now in Nord-Troms. The Norwegian Orca Survey people have been to see him, and say his weight and energy are good!

6 Comments
2019/11/24
03:03 UTC

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Is this whale a Russian spy? - BBC News

2 Comments
2019/11/07
14:03 UTC

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