Sea Lions and Seals Have Sensitive Whiskers
May 23, 2012 4 Comments
Scientists have discovered that sea lions and seals have whiskers that are much more sensitive than previously thought. They found that the animals can find and track fish from hundreds of feet away! Harbor seals are thought to have the most sensitive whiskers in all of the animal kingdom. Each whisker has up to 1,600 nerve fibers per single hair!