Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Daily News: Reuters Science News Headlines - Seals take scientists to Antarctic's ocean floor

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 01:22 AM PST
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Seals take scientists to Antarctic's ocean floor 
Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 01:22 AM PST
Handout photo of a Southern Ocean elephant seal wearing a sensor on its head as it sleeps on an island in the Southern Ocean, AntarcticaSYDNEY (Reuters) - Elephant seals wearing head sensors and swimming deep beneath Antarctic ice have helped scientists better understand how the ocean's coldest, deepest waters are formed, providing vital clues to understanding its role in the world's climate. The tagged seals, along with sophisticated satellite data and moorings in ocean canyons, all played a role in providing data from the extreme Antarctic environment, where observations are very rare and ships could not go, said researchers at the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystem CRC in Tasmania. ...
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