Whenever there is a documentary about animals and you get to the colder regions, you will hear about Seals and their layer of blubber keeping them warm.

But the skin is on top of the blubber, in direct contact with the cold water (and air). Do they feel the cold outside the way a human would?

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    $\begingroup$ We don't really sense temperature on our skin, we sense heat exchange (see Do humans perceive temperature or heat-flux?. It is for this reason that a 10˚C piece of wooden spatula feels very different than a 10˚C copper pan. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Sep 6 '19 at 2:31

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