This article describes the work of a team of scientists using the latest in satellite tag technology to track the movements of the Weddell seal over the Antarctic winter. The project hopes to learn more about the animals as well as the ocean environment in which they swim.
Excellent interview and accompanying video about studies of Weddell seals in Antarctic. UC Santa Cruz marine biologist Dan Costa travels to Antarctica to study the winter foraging ecology of Weddell seals through the use of sophisticated satellite tags and physical examinations. Video footage and an interview with participants has been included here.
"The seal will capture all sorts of data: the temperature, the salinity of the water, how deep the seals dive and the pressure of the water and return that information via satellite and through this tag."
Read about Alex Eilers expedition to Antarctica to tag Weddell seals. It's hoped that information collected through tagging of seals will lead to a