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Researchers trained Zola the seal to "sing" the Star Wars theme song. Courtesy of Amanda Stansbury hide caption

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A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme

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Robert Melovidov, a tribal council member, holds up fur seal meat that he's preparing to cook in his home on St. Paul Island. Nathaniel Herz/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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Scientists find that the whiskers of harbor seals help them distinguish predator from prey — even from a distance. Douglas Klug/Images hide caption

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Need To Track A Submarine? A Harbor Seal Can Show You How

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A young harbor seal lounges on top of seaweed near Cundy's Harbor, Maine, in 2000. As pupping season and Memorial Day weekend collide, New Englanders are being asked to stay away from seals. Pat Wellenbach/AP hide caption

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