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December 30, 2016

Count seals in Antarctica from the comfort of your couch -- Science360 Extra

In episode 72, Jordan and Charlie explore the first ever comprehensive count of Weddell seals in Antarctica: a citizen science program called Satellites Over Seals (SOS). SOS focuses on about 300 miles of Antarctic coastline along the Ross Sea, and anyone in the world can help with the count by perusing the thousands of satellite images in the SOS database. Counting seals will help scientists better protect and conserve the pristine Ross Sea and wildlife in the area.

Original air date: December 15, 2016

Credit: National Science Foundation

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