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Video podcasts about Antarctica Weddell seals, and the work of the ecologists based at Montana State University who study these magnificent animals. This is one of the longest running population studies ever of a long-lived mammal, and involves the southernmost mammal on our planet. More information on this Weddell seal research work available at WeddellSealScience.com.

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Video podcasts about Antarctica Weddell seals, and the work of the ecologists based at Montana State University who study these magnificent animals. This is one of the longest running population studies ever of a long-lived mammal, and involves the southernmost mammal on our planet. More information on this Weddell seal research work available at WeddellSealScience.com.

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    Being Different If You're a Weddell Seal in Antarctica

    Being Different If You're a Weddell Seal in Antarctica

    This video explores individual variation found among Antarctica's Weddell seals, and what those differences might mean for the future of this southernmost mammal on Earth, living in the most pristine marine environment remaining on our planet. More information on the Weddell seal ecology project at WeddellSealScience.com

    • 12 min
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    Weddell Seals and a Massive Iceberg Event

    Weddell Seals and a Massive Iceberg Event

    The resilient Weddell seals of Erebus Bay in Antarctica's Ross Sea, and how they responded to a massive iceberg event that blocked access to some of their pupping areas in the past decade. More information on the Weddell seal ecology project at WeddellSealScience.com

    • 14 min
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    Deploying to Antarctica

    Deploying to Antarctica

    The first step is getting there! The Weddell seal field research team based at Montana State University travels to Antarctica through the U.S. Antarctic Program via Christchurch, New Zealand, where team members are issued extreme cold weather (ECW) clothing. From Christchurch, the field team boards a C17 military transport operated by the U.S. Air Force for the flight to the main US. Antarctic base, McMurdo Station. More information on the Weddell seal ecology project at WeddellSealScience.com

    • 1 min
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    Why Study Weddell Seals?

    Why Study Weddell Seals?

    A functioning population of apex predators in a pristine Antarctic marine environment provides a unique opportunity to learn more about our world, and how animals interact with their environment. Interview with Montana State University ecologist Jay Rotella on location in the Weddell seal colony at Big Razorback Island, Erebus Bay in the Ross Sea.

    • 4 min
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    The Magnificent Weddell Seal

    The Magnificent Weddell Seal

    Fascinating video look at life underwater and on top of the sea ice for the southernmost mammal on our planet. Interview on location in Antarctica with MSU ecologist Jay Rotella on the life and survival of Weddell seals. More information at WeddellSealScience.com.

    • 3 min
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    Grad Students Working in Antarctica

    Grad Students Working in Antarctica

    Weddell seal ecology field work in Antarctica by MSU graduate students!

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

klattpodviewer ,

Excellent footage

I loved this video, especially the footage of the birth. So glad to have access to podcasts of this quality!

The Web Dude ,

These seals ROCK!

What an amazing podcast series about an amazing marine mammal. I especially enjoy their magnificent sounds and can't wait to download the ringtone. Well-written and well-produced series by a professional who obviously cares about their topic. Enjoy.
-TWD

Trypd1979 ,

Finally an obscure podcast for ME

I have been a Wendell seal fanatic since I was just a young boy 40+ years ago! Had tons of books, videos, and pictures throughout my room and bathroom and when my parents passed on 2 years ago, I moved upstairs to their room and was thinking of taking an expedition. So I bought an iPhone and found this podcast. Now I don't even need to leave my house! Much less my room! Or even my bed! I can spend time with the seals in my pajamas! Because I won't need to change my clothes into something waterproof to see them, so I might as well stay in my jammies! Unless I wanted to change into jeans and a semi formal sweater but I don't have to! That's the beauty of podcasting. I hope you plan on putting out more videos I can easily take my star rating down to a 3. I'll calculate the value of each star and decide on an alternative rating later.

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