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Rockin' Ronan Proves That Sea Lions Can Keep the Beat

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April 2, 2013
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A California sealion named Ronan may represent the only non-human species who can keep a beat without simultaneous vocal mimicry. A study of Ronan published by the American Psychological Association, provides the first empirical evidence that the sealion can bob its head to the groove of a disco beat, without being able to sing along.


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Buzz60 (Apr. 2, 2013) — Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz trained a sea lion named Ronan to bob her head in time with rhythmic sounds. Aside from parrots, she is the first non-human mammal that can independently keep a beat -- and she looks really cute doing it -- to The Backstreet Boys and Earth, Wind and Fire. Kristina Behr has the details.
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Sea Lion as Scientist: Animals Help Stop Decline

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AP (Jan. 2, 2013) — Seventy-five percent of Steller Sea Lions have vanished in the North Pacific. Now, a team of researchers near Vancouver, British Columbia, is working with trained sea lions to figure out why the population is in such steep decline.
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Namibia The King of Beasts in Danger

Namibia The King of Beasts in Danger

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 12, 2012) — Adult lions are at the top of the food chain and have no natural enemies, except human beings. But for lions of Namibia, that enemy has become a huge problem. African farmers kill hundreds of them every year to protect their livestock. Now, a handful of determined conservationists are trying to ease the conflict by making it possible for humans and big cats to live in peaceful proximity at the southern margin of Etosha National Park, in northern Namibia.
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RAW VIDEO: Dead Sea Animals Wash Up on Peruvian Coast

RAW VIDEO: Dead Sea Animals Wash Up on Peruvian Coast

Reuters (Feb. 22, 2013) — Dozens of sea animals including turtles, sea lions, dolphins, and roughsharks washed up on northern Peru's Lambayeque coastline.
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