Seal-mounted cameras give scientists a glimpse of life under the ice

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A NIWA-led team of marine ecologists are using seal-mounted cameras to get a first-hand view into the behaviour and movements of Weddell seals under the Antarctic ice.

Images the team have obtained of food foraging and social interactions will play a highly valuable role in on-going efforts to protect the seals.

Here’s a glimpse of a seal’s-eye view of life under the Ross Sea Ice Shelf.

Research subject: Marine Mammals