What Ronan the California sea lion can do is mesmerizing and scientifically awesome (VIDEO)
Published: April 2, 2013 08:46AM
Updated: April 2, 2013 08:46AM

When Ronan the California Sea Lion bobs his head to the beat of the Backstreet Boys, it’s not just darling, it’s also a new scientific discovery.

<freeform> <script data-hide-title=”true” data-hide-byline=”true” data-hide-footnotes=”true” type=”text/javascript” src=”http://cdn.spundge.com/embed/stories/2544/”></script><noscript><h1>What Ronan the California sea lion can do is mesmerizing and scientifically awesome (VIDEO) </h1><h2>When Ronan the California Sea Lion bobs his head to the beat of the Backstreet Boys, it's not just darling, it's also a new scientific discovery. Ronan has been trained by members of the Pinniped Cognition and Sensory Systems Laboratory at the University of California in Santa Cruz to find and keep a beat. The laboratory published the YouTube video of Ronan's beat-keeping feats on Sunday, writing that he's the first non-human mammal to demonstrate this capability. “This challenges earlier ...</h2><a href=”http://cdn.spundge.com/stories/2544/embedded/” target=”_blank”>View <em>”What Ronan the California sea lion can do is mesmerizing and scientifically awesome (VIDEO) “</em> on Spundge</a></noscript></freeform>