HSWRI joined a group of 800 researchers to study how changes in the environment cause fluctuations in the abundance, growth patterns, life histories, and behavior of Antarctic animals. We focused on the four species of Antarctic pack ice seals (crabeater, leopard, Weddell, and Ross seals), which are at least half of the world’s seals, and made the first health assessments of all four species at the same time in the same location.
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