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  1. Argos – Tracking elephant seals to understand the Southern Ocean

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    April 14, 2009

    Using specially designed Argos transmitters, an international team of researchers has been tracking elephant seals in their feeding grounds, gathering unique information about the Southern Ocean in the process.

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  2. Sea elephant oceanographers: a 10-year success story

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    May 7, 2013

    For the last 10 years, more than 200 elephant seals have been patrolling the southern seas wearing some strange headgear: an Argos transmitter instrumented with temperature, salinity and pressure sensors. The data these sensors acquire are fed in near-real time into the Mercator operational oceanography model and also tell us more about the animals' ecology.

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