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Seals judge size using their whiskers

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Seals are able to judge the size of an object using their whiskers, according to research.

The mammals are known for their touch-sensitive whiskers but scientists wanted to know exactly how they size up their prey.

Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University found that the animals move specialised whiskers towards an object to measure it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21442501

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I've heard cats do that too.

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I hold my thumb up to the Moon,and block it out, whey-hey.

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