Antarctic Seal ‘Researchers’ Dive Deep for Science

Seal scientists may not realize it, but they’re collecting valuable data in places that humans don’t have easy access to.

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology published the results of a study in Antarctica that was aided by elephant seals who call the region home. Elephant seals outfitted with temporary sensors made thousands of dives to log data on depth, water temperature and salinity, and the information they gathered helped researchers better understand the dynamics

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