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Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell is onboard the US Research Vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer. About 50 seals are collecting essential data on water temperatures deep beneath the ice to help scientists understand how ocean temperatures and currents impact ice shelves.

 

A female Weddell seal tagged with a temperature probe that will relay data via satellite to a central database. Linda Welzenbach/Rice University Permit: FCO 29/2018
A female Weddell seal tagged with a temperature probe that will relay data via satellite to a central database. Linda Welzenbach/Rice University Permit: FCO 29/2018