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Ocean warming causes elephant seals to dive deeper

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:02 am

Ocean warming causes elephant seals to dive deeper
10 February 2012, 3:02 am

Global warming is having an effect on the dive behavior and search for food of southern elephant seals. Researchers have discovered that the seals dive deeper for food when in warmer water. The scientists attribute this behavior to the migration of prey to greater depths and now wish to check this theory using a new sensor which registers the feeding of the animals below water.

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