This Scuba Diver Feels Safer Underwater with a Little Help from an Expert Gear Checker

In Reddit’s popular r/AnimalsBeingBros forum, you will find a lot of fascinating videos and images that will delight your heart. You will also make discoveries that will amuse you, not expecting these behaviors to come from animals!

Posted by u/_plainsimple, this video will make you fall in love with this sea creature, which appears to check a scuba diver’s gear to see whether it is safe for an adventure in the underwater world.

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The small seal showed full confidence in approaching and inspecting the diver, as if humans were living things it encounters every day. Moreover, its attitude as it turned to swim away seemed to say, “Okay, you are properly equipped. You are free to explore.”

But, really, whether we see them in their natural home or in a zoo, seals are a source of happiness and enjoyment for us. Like dolphins, they are intelligent and curious creatures who can be easily trained to do tricks.

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Classified as pinnipeds, with walruses and sea lions as close relatives, there are 33 species of these fin-footed semi-aquatic mammals, belonging to 3 families: Phocidae or true seals; Otariidae or eared seals, which include the sea lions and the fur seals; and Odobenidae or walrus.

Seals are found on every continent, but most of their species inhabit cold-water regions. Aside from their dense fur, a thick layer of fat called blubber keeps them warm.

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Pinnipeds also vary in size from the gigantic elephant seal, which can weigh up to more than 2,000 kilograms, to the Baikal seal, which usually weighs between 50-130 kilograms.

When it comes to diet, seals usually eat fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. However, in the case of leopard seals, they usually hunt penguins or eat other seals.

Today, seals continue to be under threat due to hunting and other human activities. But the most serious problem that threatens those pinnipeds who depend on sea ice is climate change.

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