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News Deeply: Tracking Elusive Seal Could Reveal Ocean Threats

October 30, 2017
  • Telemetry
  • Species conservation

Tracking an Elusive, Imperiled Seal Could Reveal Threats to the Ocean

Published by News Deeply: October 30, 2017

Guadalupe fur seals began washing up on California beaches dead or emaciated in 2015, but scientists knew almost nothing about them. Now they’re using satellite tags to monitor the mammals’ movements – and find what’s killing them.

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Header image: photo by Dana Angus © The Marine Mammal Center / NOAA permit #18786

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