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Weddell Seal
Research Brief

Researchers and citizen scientists complete first-ever Weddell seal count

A research team led by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has completed a first-ever global population estimate of Weddell seals in Antarctica, showing that there are significantly fewer seals than previously thought. Documenting the seals’ population trends over time will help scientists better understand the effects of climate change and commercial fishing.

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Expert Alert

Next-generation Earth systems science report

Melissa Kenney with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment is available to provide expert comment on the Next Generation Earth Systems Science at the National Science Foundation report.