LISTEN: This is what a crowd of sea lions sounds like
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 15:13 - Arrrrruuuuuughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh.
If you've ever wondered what a bunch of sea lions, growling in unison sounds like -- and let's be honest, who hasn't? -- wonder no more.
If we were to put it into words, we'd say they sound like zombies and nothing at all like the surprising sounds that came out of these screeching lynxes.
Researchers on a marine bird survey near Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve encountered the sea lions in the video above in March, and released the footage late-May.
“Experiences like these reveal the character and intelligence of these amazing marine mammals,” Deanna Ochs, a park service researcher, wrote about the sea lions.
“Sadly, their western populations are endangered. Surveys ... help wildlife management agencies understand their needs and better protect them.”
They also can provide us with a rare glimpse into the every day lives of our animal friends, and for that we are thankful.