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Friday, June 11, 2010

Blindfolded Seals Can Track Passing Fish with Their Whiskers


Here is another piece of incredible news from the nature world. Blindfolded Seals can track passing fish with their whiskers.
The fascinating information is the outcome of research by Wolf Hanke ,  Sven Wieskotten, Hanke, Guido Dehnhardt, Bj√∂rn Mauck and Lars Miersch from the University of Rostock, Germany.
The researchers found that the seals can also track passing mini-submarines for a distance of 40m. Latching on to hydrodynamic trails in water with their sensitive whiskers; seals easily track passing fish even in the most turbid waters.
Details appear in the latest issue of in The Journal of Experimental Biology.

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