Seals Deep Dive for Ocean Data

Chris Benjamin writes about seals from the iSTAR project: 


“Southern elephant seals were tagged on the Edwards Islands as part of the iSTAR project. A telemetry tag designed by the Sea Mammal Research Unit is attached to fur on its head with epoxy glue. The tag, which sends back ocean temperature and salinity profiles via the Argos satellite system, is designed to fall off when the animal next sheds its fur at the annual molt.”

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