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Elephant seal tracking reveals hidden lives of deep-diving animals

SANTA CRUZ, CA--Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who pioneered the use of satellite tags to monitor the migrations of elephant seals have compiled one of the largest datasets available for any marine mammal species, revealing their movements and diving behavior at sea in unprecedented detail. read more
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Ocean warming causes elephant seals to dive deeper

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

Global warming is having an effect on the dive behaviour and search for food of southern elephant seals. Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association cooperating in a joint... Read Post

Elephant Seals Dive More Than A Mile Deep, New Study Reveals

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Planetsave (2 years ago)

A new study focused on the annual migrations of elephant seals has been just been published in the journal PLoS. More than 300 individuals were tracked, using satellite tags measuring a wide range of different data. “This work is un... Read Post

Hidden lives of elephant seals: Record-setting dive more than a mile deep

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

The same researchers who pioneered the use of satellite tags to monitor the migrations of elephant seals have compiled one of the largest datasets available for any marine mammal species, revealing their movements and diving behavio... Read Post


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