Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Seal tracking

This amazing site posts updates as tagged seals surface and connect with their satellites, http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/?tag_id=37597. It's Dan Costa's lab project and you can sign up for updates here. What a treat to get an email from a traveling seal!

The list shows maps of exactly where the seals have been, how far they've traveled. It's a wonderful archive and illustrates the variety of paths the seals take out in the ocean. Another posted July 1, an adult male turning south to return from Alaska.

What amazing facts electronic technology has made possible for us! Thanks for posting all this great data.

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