Nova: ‘Talking’ seals mimic sounds from human speech, and validate a Boston legend

Um, what the actual? “Not only can pups belt out clear vowels—a skill that many of our closest primate relatives can’t achieve—but they can also recognizably “sing” the first few notes of tunes like the Star Wars theme song and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

If seals can talk, we need to start being nicer to them, seriously.

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