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Asset Type:Webcast
File Type(s):wmv,mp4
Duration:00:32:06
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Title: Sniffing out Seals
Description: Brendan Kelly learned from Inuit hunters how to train Labrador retrievers to find ringed seals. This allows Brendan and his colleagues to set up live-capture nets to keep the seals from diving after they come up for air. The seals are tagged with satellite transponders so they can be tracked to learn about their breeding grounds and migration habits.
Location:South Pole, South Pole, Antarctica
Keywords:arctic, ice stories, barrow, alaska, scientists, dispatches, climate change, geology, biology, oceanography, ice, seals, ring seals, nets, satellite tracking
Big Ideas:Wildlife, Arctic Seals
Projects:Arctic
Created By:Exploratorium
Copyright:2009 Exploratorium, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
Attribute As:Created for the Ice Stories project, © 2009 Exploratorium

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