Cruz Long Marine Laboratory

UCSC officials said Ronan is the first non-human mammal convincingly shown to be able to keep the beat. (UCSC/CBS)

Santa Cruz Sea Lion Is First Ever Trained To Keep A Beat

Scientists at a UC Santa Cruz lab trained the sea lion – named Ronan – to bob her head in time with rhythmic sounds. They then showed that she could transfer this skill to tempos and music she hadn’t heard before.



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