elephant seals

Global warming forces seals deeper into ocean


February 13th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Global warming is forcing southern elephant seals to dive deeper into the ocean for food.Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Seals tend to sleep as they sink in the sea


February 28th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that seals can sleep as they are sinking in the sea.When northern elephant seals migrate between their breeding and foraging grounds, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Marine predators follow mathematician’s theory to hunt prey efficiently


January 2nd, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 2 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has found that marine predators hunting randomly spaced prey do not themselves move randomly, in order to hunt efficiently, thus ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Penguins, sea lions help map marine ecosystem


November 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released the first-ever comprehensive atlas of the Patagonian Sea -- a globally important but poorly understood South American marine ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Elephant seals can sleep while diving


November 11th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that during some of their dives, migrating northern elephant seals slowly roll on their backs and allow themselves to sink downward, ... Read more...

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Animals can take advantage of emerging habitat resulting from climate change


August 4th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that elephant seals traveled surprisingly far when ice retreated from part of the Antarctic mainland about 7500 years ago, indicating that ... Read more...

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Seals quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change


July 10th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new study has indicated that seals can quickly respond to gain and loss of habitat under climate change.The study was conducted by an international research team, including ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Seals have an oxygen reservoir within their muscles


October 15th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 15 (ANI): Seals have an oxygen reservoir within their muscles that enables them to dive underwater for up to 80 minutes at a time without taking a breath, according ... Read more...

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Wild elephant seals to track changes in temperature of Antarctic seas


August 12th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 12 (ANI): A team of scientists has glued electronic sensors to the heads of 58 wild elephant seals to track changes in the temperature of the Antarctic seas.Mounting evidence ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Scientists turn to elephant seals for study of warming Antarctic seas


August 12th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 12 (ANI): Scientists are uncovering the deepest secrets of Antarctic waters by recruiting elephant seals that collect data for them.Growing evidence that the Southern Ocean is warming more rapidly ... Read more...

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Polygynous males have evolved to die young


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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