Wearable devices help researchers monitor the movement of harbor seals • Earth.com

The Oregon coast is home to thousands of harbor seals year round, and now tracking devices are helping researchers understand the movements and range of these seals. 

After the Marine Mammal Protection Act was first implemented in 1972, Oregon seal populations dramatically bounced back. Today, anywhere from 10,000 to 12,000 harbor seals inhabit the state’s bays and coastal waters, but very little data exists on seal populations in the area. 

To remedy this, researchers from Oregon State University placed wearable external tracking devices (satellite transmitters) on 24 adult harbor seals from Alsea Bay and Netarts Bay

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