Need Antarctic data: Send in the seals

Monday, August 11, 2008 - 16:14 in Earth & Climate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bitter cold and floating sea ice long frustrated scientists seeking to study the ocean around Antarctica in winter. The solution: Send in the seals. The polar regions are expected to be especially sensitive to climate change, but collecting data has been a problem, especially in the wind-whipped Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica....

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