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Sensor-clad seals are tracking Antarctic ocean change in real time

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Williams, GD, Sensor-clad seals are tracking Antarctic ocean change in real time, WIRED, 23 August (2016) [Magazine Article]

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Abstract

The elephant seal can dive to depths of 2,400 meters, making it the perfect animal to collect data on melting Antarctic ice shelves. By strapping monitoring devices to the animals, which can weigh up to 3,000kg, researchers have been able to show that freshwater from the ice shelves is suppressing the creation of bottom waters that drive heat around the planet.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:elephant seals, physical oceanography
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical Oceanography
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Author:Williams, GD (Dr Guy Williams)
ID Code:118857
Year Published:2016
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT130100692)
Deposited By:Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-07-21
Last Modified:2017-07-28
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