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Antarctic animal tracking identifies Southern Ocean hotspots

By combining satellite tracking data from a range of Antarctic species (Adélie and emperor penguins, light-mantled albatross, Antarctic fur seals, southern elephant seals and Weddell seals) Australian and French scientists have been able to find overlapping areas of importance for these species in Antarctica.

Check out the amazing animated map on the link below and you can see, in particular, how elephant seals and fur seals swim all the way from their breeding grounds on the Sub-Antarctic islands to feed in the rich waters off the coast of Antarctica with  the more local species.

Emperor Penguin with tracker_  AAD web site
Emperor Penguin with satellite tracker_ AAD website

Link  – Antarctic animal tracking identifies Southern Ocean hotspots — Australian Antarctic Division.