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Scientists have turned to elephant seals to collect data on the changing climate of Antarctica, one of the areas most sensitive to climate change. Previously, the scientists had what they called a “blind spot” under the sea ice, particularly in understanding how quickly sea ice forms during the winter months. The team, led by Jean-Benoit…

TOPP: Tagging of Pacific Pelagics

Ever wonder where sea creatures have been or where they’re headed? Thanks to marvelous modern technology and an ambitious team of prestigious scientific organizations, now you can watch in almost real-time! Since 2002, Tagging of Pacific Pelagic (TOPPS) research project has tagged over 2,000 animals with tiny microprocessors and sophisticated remote sensing systems to track…

Are you talking to me? I said….Are you talking to me? Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris Sometime in late March, “Nibbles” –a 2,500 lb. elephant seal living on the Sonoma Coast in Northern California– snapped. In the ensuing month, the adolescent seal has bitten a surfer and a pet pit bull, attacked a kayaker and…