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Let's Talk with Randy Davis about Photographing Weddell Seals from Below the Ice

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Randy is a marine biologist who made a major contribution to the study of Weddell seals in Antarctica–he developed a camera and monitoring equipment small enough to attach to the backs of the seals. With this tool, he and his team can record on video the behavior of the seals below the sea ice, where they spend 90% of their time. Before Randy's camera, research