First film ever taken of seal clapping underwater

After 17 years of patient effort, this is the amazing moment that Dr Ben Burville from Newcastle University captured a seal making the gunshot-like sound on camera. Male seals clap during breeding season to attract a mate and ward off rivals.

What do You Think?

  • Are seals beautiful or scary?
  • Would you like to swim with them?
  • Why do humans clap? Think of at least three different reasons…

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