Etienne Pauthenet
Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University, Sweden

One month in the Kerguelen islands : How to catch elephant seals and other curiosities

The Kerguelen islands are french sub-antarctic islands where southern elephant seals come ashore to breed and moult. This is the second biggest sub-population of elephant seals with more than 120,000 individual. They travel thousands of kilometers per year in the southern ocean waters and have been equipped with Argos logger since the 90's to study their behaviour and the oceanic conditions. I have been part of a biologging mission in Kerguelen this austral summer and will present how the field work goes, together with curiosities seen along on the way such as life in the cabins, life on the boat and wildlife encounter.

Time and place
Thursday 23 March 2017, 14.15
Rossbysalen C609, Arrhenius Laboratory, 6th floor