Special Skills: Russian Scientist Dives Naked With Belugas

Russian Scientist Goes Naked
Russian Scientist Goes Naked

Just another day at the office, naked deep-sea diving with beluga whales at the Arctic Circle.

Natalia Avseenko, a 36-year-old Russian scientist, decided to test the hypothesis that belugas might prove more open to interaction with humans if no diving suit was involved. The theory being tested was whether contact with artificial material had a way of scaring off the belugas.