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spotted seal
2014-02-28 04:54:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz has provided additional details on the hearing capabilities of spotted seals, which are being exposed more and more to shipping noise as global warming has opened up lanes through the Arctic. "These spotted seals actually hear much better in both air and water than was previously thought based on earlier data for harp seals and ringed seals," said study author...

Sea Lion Learns To Boogie Down
2013-04-02 04:56:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first empirical evidence of an animal not capable of vocal mimicry that can keep the beat comes from a California sea lion that bobs her head in time to music. The findings of this study, published online in the Journal of Comparative Psychology, challenge current scientific theories, according to the authors. Those theories hold the ability to synchronize movements with sound is associated with the same brain mechanisms that...