Underwater seals create eerie ultrasonic sounds, and we have no idea why

Above the water they sound like dragging Vuki. Under the ice they sound like chirping, chattering robots. In any case, Weddell seals from Antarctica should have no problem finding a job in the coming period Star Wars project.

“Weddell seal calls create an almost amazing, otherworldly sonic landscape under ice,” said Paul Cziko, a visiting professor at the University of Oregon and lead author of a new study describing the bizarre sounds of seals. “It really sounds like you’re in the middle of a space battle in Star Wars, laser beams and all. “