In a handout photo, C. Casey records an adult male elephant seal in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, Calif. Scientists at the state park recorded calls from elephant seals up and down the social hierarchy and discovered that they may be the only mammals other than humans to rely on rhythm to recognize other members of their species.
In a handout photo, C. Casey records an adult male elephant seal in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, Calif. Scientists at the state park recorded calls from elephant seals up and down the social hierarchy and discovered that they may be the only mammals other than humans to rely on rhythm to recognize other members of their species. ARI FRIEDLAENDER NYT
In a handout photo, C. Casey records an adult male elephant seal in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, Calif. Scientists at the state park recorded calls from elephant seals up and down the social hierarchy and discovered that they may be the only mammals other than humans to rely on rhythm to recognize other members of their species. ARI FRIEDLAENDER NYT

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