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

Harbor seals use sensors in their whiskers to help discern predator from prey. It's all about the way the water whirls, say scientists who are now training computers to be better trackers, too.
Scientists find that the whiskers of harbor seals help them distinguish predator from prey — even from a distance. Source: Douglas Klug/Images

Using lessons learned from harbor seals and artificial intelligence, engineers in California may be on to a new way to track enemy submarines.

The idea started with published in 2001 on the seals.

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