Weddell Seal Science
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Video podcasts about Antarctica Weddell seals, and the work of the ecologists based at Montana State University who study these magnificent animals. This is one of the longest running population studies ever of a long-lived mammal, and involves the southernmost mammal on our planet. More information on this Weddell seal research work available at WeddellSealScience.com.
|1||CleanVideoBeing Different If You're a Weddell Seal in Antarctica||This video explores individual variation found among Antarctica's Weddell seals, and what those differences might mean for the future of this southernmost mammal on Earth, living in the most pristine marine environment remaining on our planet.||1/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoWeddell Seals and a Massive Iceberg Event||The resilient Weddell seals of Erebus Bay in Antarctica's Ross Sea, and how they responded to a massive iceberg event that blocked access to some of their pupping areas in the past decade.||1/2/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoDeploying to Antarctica||The Weddell seal field research team based at Montana State University travels to Antarctica via Christchurch, New Zealand, where team members are issued extreme cold weather clothing. Then onto a C17 military transport to McMurdo Station.||10/9/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoWhy Study Weddell Seals?||A functioning population of apex predators in a pristine Antarctic marine environment provides a unique opportunity to learn more about our world, and how animals interact with their environment.||6/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoThe Magnificent Weddell Seal||Fascinating video look at life underwater and on top of the sea ice for the southernmost mammal on our planet. Interview on location in Antarctica with MSU ecologist Jay Rotella on the life and survival of Weddell seals.||5/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoGrad Students Working in Antarctica||Weddell seal ecology field work in Antarctica by MSU graduate students!||5/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoInternet from Remote Antarctica!||Connecting with the world from our remote field camp in Antarctica thanks to the US Antarctic Program's IT Comms specialists.||4/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoWeddell Pup Swimming & Survival||Are some Weddell pups couch potatoes? Ecologists from Montana State University are investigating the role of Weddell seal pup swimming activity in seal survival. More info at WeddellSealScience.com.||4/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoAntarctica Field Work||Video dispatch from our remote Antarctica field camp on the sea ice as our 2010 Weddell seal study field season was getting underway.||4/12/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoTo Study Weddell Seals||Iconic predators, incredible divers, unforgettable pups! One of the longest running population studies ever of a long-lived mammal. The southernmost mammal on our planet.||4/3/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoWorking in Antarctica Weather||Sometimes sunny and beautiful, sometimes extremely challenging, weather in Antarctica can change quickly! Weddell seal researchers get the job done in all kinds of conditions so long as the work can be done safely.||3/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoThe Right Clothes for the Job||Studying Weddell seals in Antarctica requires the right clothes for the job! The U.S. Antarctic Programs's Clothing Distribution Center in Christchurch, New Zealand makes sure researchers are good to go.||3/25/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally an obscure podcast for ME
I have been a Wendell seal fanatic since I was just a young boy 40+ years ago! Had tons of books, videos, and pictures throughout my room and bathroom and when my parents passed on 2 years ago, I moved upstairs to their room and was thinking of taking an expedition. So I bought an iPhone and found this podcast. Now I don't even need to leave my house! Much less my room! Or even my bed! I can spend time with the seals in my pajamas! Because I won't need to change my clothes into something waterproof to see them, so I might as well stay in my jammies! Unless I wanted to change into jeans and a semi formal sweater but I don't have to! That's the beauty of podcasting. I hope you plan on putting out more videos I can easily take my star rating down to a 3. I'll calculate the value of each star and decide on an alternative rating later.
Weddell Seal Science
In viewing these 3 podcasts To study Weddell Seals, Working in Antartica, and the Right Clothes for Antartica, I found these to be very interesting and informative. I particularly liked the footage of the seals and would of liked to see more video of their day to day lives as seals. Overall, it was great video, especially the close ups of mothers and pups. I particularly enjoyed the time lapse segment which was interesting. Kudos to those research scientists who have such demanding jobs with the elements to bring us information and an inside look into that harsh environment and the jobs they perform.
I didn't realize the Clothing center was in New Zealand and it would of been interesting to see footage of an actual involvement of a "suiting up" of equipment - and ready to go done with this segment.
Overall, these 3 podcasts are interesting and informative to watch and gives us a good perspective on the behind the scenes of the researchers, as most of us do not have that chance to go there or do what they are doing. Good Job!
These seals ROCK!
What an amazing podcast series about an amazing marine mammal. I especially enjoy their magnificent sounds and can't wait to download the ringtone. Well-written and well-produced series by a professional who obviously cares about their topic. Enjoy.