Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Blackpool zookeeper's MSc in sea lion whiskers

10 August 2014 Last updated at 11:17

A zookeeper in Blackpool has been awarded a masters' degree for her research into sea lion whiskers.

Liverpool-born Alyx Milne, 27, combined her work at Blackpool Zoo as an animal trainer/presenter, with her studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her dissertation on the motor neuron abilities of sea lions' whiskers earned her a distinction from the university.

Ms Milne said sea lions' whiskers were very sensitive and could help them to find fish.

She said their whiskers picked up vibrations in the water and air, leading them to food.

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