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This project is a collaboration between Christophe Guinet of CNRS and Dan Costa / Patrick Robinson at UC Santa Cruz. Weanling elephant seals were equipped with satellite tags to record their first trip to sea! more

We can marry elephant seals' migration tracks with satellite information about the ocean. It's likely that weanling or juvenile elephant seals feed in different areas than adults. We'd also like to know where the weanling elephant seals go when they first venture to sea, because more than 50% do not survive. It's important to know so that we can predict how a population of seals might fare as the climate changes.

Biology > Mammals
Marine, INE, USA, California, Mirounga angustirostris

Geographical coverage
INE, USA, California [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
19 April 2014 - 12 October 2014

Taxonomic coverage
Mirounga angustirostris Gill, 1866 [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more
University of California, Santa Cruz; Costa Lab, moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Based on this dataset:
Coyne, M.S.; Godley, B.J. (2005). Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 301: 1-7, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-26
Information last updated: 2015-03-26
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