Steve Westnedge plays his saxophone for a Leopard Seal known as "Casey" as part of a study on the animal's reactions to different sounds at Sydney's Taronga Zoo August 19, 2013. Westnedge, who is also the zoo's elephant keeper, plays his saxophone next to the underwater viewing window to assist the study by researchers from the Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre. The seal occasionally responds with his own sounds, depending on the time of year, which are normally used when wanting to attract mates or establish territories.
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Fair warning: This footage isn't for the faint of heart! BBC's Frozen Planet II used a drone to capture the tactics a pod of orcas deployed to get their prey, a lone seal on a big chunk of ice. They report that, "only around 100 orcas in the world use this remarkable technique." Screengrab: BBC… READ THE REST
Watch this adorable baby seal flopping around the house of marine biologist, Phil Ross. The seal found its way into Ross' home in Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand, through one of the cat doors. The poor thing seems a little confused, but it's as cute as can be. And rest assured, the sweet baby is now… READ THE REST
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