Animals·Posted on Aug 15, 2019Today I Learned That Seals Do Something Called "The Banana Pose" When They're Hanging OutYour yoga practice could never!by Phil JahnerStaff Writer and Video Producer, BuzzFeed Deutschland FacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink OK, people, so we've all seen seals — AKA the very good bois of the sea — before, yes? Getty Images And you've probably, at one point in your life, seen a photo of them sitting like ~this~: Getty Images Apparently, there is a term for this position: the "banana pose." Getty Images Get it?? 'Cause they look like little furry banay-nays?? And there's a reason for it — seals don't sit like this just because it's comfy... Getty Images ...apparently, it's because elevating their front and/or rear flippers helps them regulate their body temperature. Getty Images Which makes sense, since a seal's body is super well-insulated with blubber just about everywhere except around their head and flippers. Getty Images So, in order to protect their flippers from the cold water, they'll simply hold them up in the air! Getty Images And of course, they look extremely cute doing it. Getty Images Anyway, you know the real reason behind why you might see a seal lounging like this... Getty Images Or this... Getty Images Or this... Getty Images Or — hey, wait, that's not a full banana pose! Getty Images There! That's better. Getty Images Our yoga instructor would be proud. This post was translated from German.