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Sustainability Now! Sunday, April 17th: To be an Elephant Seal in the Spring! with Theresa Keates

Theresa Tagging an Elephant Seal (NMFS permit 19108)

To be an Elephant Seal in the Spring!

with Theresa Keates


On Sustainability Now! Sunday, April 17th, 5-6 PM

on KSQD 90.7 FM and KSQD.org

In the Spring, Elephant Seals turn to love…and fighting… and feeding… and  laying around in the sun. We are just past the prime viewing season at Año Nuevo State Park, during which the two-ton male seals fight bloody battles, the females give birth to young conceived the prior year, the adults mate, and the weaner pups look cute.

Join Sustainability Now! hosts Ronnie Lipschutz and Brooke Wright on Sunday, April 17th, for a discussion with Theresa Keates, a UCSC PhD student in Ocean Sciences, who studies elephant seals.  Her research is centered around deploying oceanographic tags on elephant seals, which offers both a source of valuable oceanographic data from remote regions as well as a unique platform to investigate these very large marine mammals.

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