Underwater seals produce the sounds of ‘Star Wars’ and we have no idea why

Above the water they sound like they are smoking Wookies. Under the ice they sound like chirping, chattering robots. Anyway, Weddell seals Antarctica should have no problem finding work in the upcoming Star Wars project.

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