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Sea lion feels its way through water

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Published on Jul 30, 2013

California sea lions use their sensitive whiskers to detect signals in the water and can angle them in different orientations to effect the frequency and velocity of flow-induced vibrations. Check out the full study and more videos on PLOS ONE: http://plos.io/1cbgahw

Citation: Murphy CT, Eberhardt WC, Calhoun BH, Mann KA, Mann DA (2013) Effect of Angle on Flow-Induced Vibrations of Pinniped Vibrissae. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69872. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069872

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