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Beluga whale gives Nova Scotia fisherman a surprise of a lifetime

Thursday, May 13th 2021, 3:55 pm - 'I've been fishing for 20 years and I've never seen anything like that in my life'

Lobster fisher Richard Francis got the surprise of a lifetime when he spotted a beluga whale chasing down a trap being reeled into the lobster boat he was working on off Melmerby beach in Nova Scotia on Saturday.

He caught the encounter on video and you can check out the now-viral moment in the video above along with some context from whale expert Lori Marino, who explains just how rare it is to see one in the wild.

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