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What Ronan the California sea lion can do is mesmerizing and scientifically awesome (VIDEO)
First Published Apr 02 2013 08:46 am • Last Updated Apr 02 2013 08:46 am

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.

What Ronan the California sea lion can do is mesmerizing and scientifically awesome (VIDEO)

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 ...

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