Seals as Sensors

Some of you may already read this blog/newsletter but Spatial Sustainable highlighted this study this week...

Scientists have tagged fifty elephant seals in the southern ocean to understand the behavior of seals, but also to collect climate data. The enhanced sensors enable scientists to understand climatic conditions and give them access to areas of the ocean that they would be unable to get to in any other way.

The international project is run by CSIRO and the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystem Cooperative Research Centre. Detailed findings are being published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

This may spark ideas for our studies. 

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