Weddell Seal
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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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Nelson Rhodus

Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Science

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Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences

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Assistant Research Professor, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
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