Thursday 13 April 2017

Tough love for elephant seal pups

A recent study examined how female elephant seals adjust their expenditure with respect to prevailing environmental conditions, and demonstrates that seal mothers give more to their pup when conditions are favourable and less...[more]

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Thursday 9 February 2017

Seals on the job for IMOS for ten years now

This southern summer, IMOS Animal Tracking Facility scientist Clive McMahon and his team intend to tag 15–20 seals at Davis research station in Antarctica. These animals will carry state-of-the-art oceanographic tags for a year,...[more]

Category: AATAMS, Home Slider

Tuesday 23 August 2016

Seals reveal how melting ice shelves in East Antarctica affect the global climate system

Elephant seals tagged by IMOS have helped scientists to discover that fresh water from Antarctica’s melting ice shelves slows the production of powerful deep-water ocean currents responsible for regulating global temperatures.[more]

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Thursday 16 June 2016

Unique new insights into the life of Southern Elephant Seals

Modern tracking technology and international collaboration have given IMAS researchers and their colleagues from eight countries unprecedented new insights into the life, behaviour and distribution of southern elephant seals.[more]

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Friday 6 May 2016

Wobbegongs have more complex social lives than we thought

IMOS Animal tracking observations reveal that groupings of spotted wobbegong sharks, once thought to be chance occurrences, are now believed to reflect far more complex social relationships.[more]

Category: Home Slider, AATAMS, NSW-IMOS

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Where will the Weddell seals go? Deciphering the movements of marine predators.

A Macquarie University researcher has tested two prominent marine animal-tracking models to determine which is better at inferring the movements of Weddell seals using IMOS tracking data.[more]

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Friday 30 October 2015

NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub launched in Hobart by the Hon Greg Hunt MP

The Hub provides a major pathway for uptake and use of IMOS observations to do highly relevant research for policy and management.[more]

Category: Home Slider, AUV, AATAMS

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