Once the Erebus Bay Weddell seal pupping season begins during the Antarctic Spring, and the research field team heads to Antarctica, we start up the Weddell Seal Science Antarctica field blog. We've been doing this every year since 2010.
After the Erebus Bay Weddell seal pupping season ends and the field team returns home, we continue to keep viewers posted on project updates and relevant news via our several social media outlets. Viewers can find links to most everything Weddell project-related, including links to all the project's published papers, and all our social media links, at our project web portal, WeddellSealScience.com:
Check out our Instagram photos and accompanying narrative captions. The photos are beautiful, and often available only through our Instagram page, which is produced by lead scientist Dr. Jay Rotella and his daughter, Sophie Rotella. Please Follow us on Instagram!
Our Weddell Seal Science Facebook Page is a good source of updates, news, and information about the Erebus Bay Weddell Seal Population Study. Please like us on Facebook!
We are present on Twitter via our Weddell Seal Science Twitter Page. Please Follow us on Twitter!
Our Weddell Seal Science YouTube Channel includes nearly all our Weddell Seal Project videos over the past several years. Please check out some of our videos and leave feedback!
We have a Weddell Seal Science Video Podcast available at iTunes where you can view some of our project videos:
A selection of Weddell Seal Project videos can be found on Google Earth's 'Explore the Ocean' Layer, courtesy of Mission Blue. To access these videos embedded in situ, download Google Earth, then launch it on your computer or mobile android device. Make visible the 'Explore the Ocean' Layer. Zoom in on Ross Island, Antarctica and note the small gold circles in the Erebus Bay study area. Cursor over each small gold circle to reveal the video embedded there:
The Erebus Bay Weddell Seal Population Study is funded by the National Science Foundation, with support from the U.S. Antarctic Program. The Principal Investigators on the project are Drs. Jay Rotella and Bob Garrott of Montana State University-Bozeman Ecology Department, and Dr. Don Siniff, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota.
- Mary Lynn Price
Weddell seal project multimedia specialist