Antarctic Seals Go Where Scientists Can't

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Gustavo Seal

Credit: Joachim Plötz.

The bull elephant seal Gustavo here is carrying a transmitter. This seal and others like him are now helping scientists gather research where people…Read More »

cannot go the icy ocean around the South Pole.

During the Antarctic winter, the Southern Ocean is covered with ice, and research vessels cannot sail continuously through it to capture data. These seals are therefore serving as genuine scientific pioneers.   Less «
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