In one of the harshest and hostile environment on Mother Earth, seals obtain data with sensors designed by University of St Andrews.
The resulting data gathered from remote, icy seas over the last decade will be made available to scientists around the world as part of a recently launched data portal.
The sensors are placed on the seals head and released in the seas surrounding the Antarctic Ocean. The Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole-to-pole portal offers data on parts of the planet virtually inaccessible to man. By tapping into the natural habitat of seals, such as ice-bound polar region, researchers are piecing together a detailed picture of those areas currently very difficult for humans to visit and monitor.