Seal of approval (warning cute factor exceeds 100%)

Researchers and students from Montana State University are using Thermochron loggers to tag Weddell seals in Antarctica.

Awwww isn't he cute? Researchers and students from Montana State University are using DS1922L Thermochron loggers to tag Weddell seals in Antarctica. The loggers are set to read the temperature every 6 minutes and run for 35 days and are then removed from the seal pup. They are using the information they collect to discover whether Weddell seal pups that spend more time in the water learning to swim with their mothers have a higher probability of surviving. If you find this as interesting as we do check out this video on their website!

The seal image was obtained under NMFS Permit No. 1032-1917-02