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Scientists Use Elephant Seals to Monitor Oceans

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Scientists Use Elephant Seals to Monitor Oceans

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Scientists Use Elephant Seals to Monitor Oceans

Scientists Use Elephant Seals to Monitor Oceans

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Elephant seals live at sea for months at a time, diving several thousand feet below the surface and swimming from northern California to Russia and back again.

Scientists want to use the seals to monitor what is happening in the oceans and see how the seals are adapting.