Holiday photos, video, found in frozen seal poop!


Frame grab from seal poop video

❝ Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poop.

The scat, valuable for studying the health of leopard seals, had been stored in a freezer for a year before it was thawed out for analysis, the researchers said…

❝ The stick was in good condition, “considering where it had come from”, and the researchers let it dry out for a few weeks…“The only clue to who might have taken them is the nose of a blue kayak,” the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said…

I’d like to know the brand of the memory stick. Great survival.

3 thoughts on “Holiday photos, video, found in frozen seal poop!

  1. Mr. McGuire says:

    (February 5, 2019): “Study Finds Every Whale, Seal, And Dolphin Sampled To Have Ingested Plastic” https://allthatsinteresting.com/whale-dolphin-microplastics
    According to the head of the Marine Plastics group at The University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), “It is disconcerting that we have found microplastic in the gut of every single animal we have investigated in this study. Indeed, from our work over the years we have found microplastic in nearly all the species of marine animals we have looked at; from tiny zooplankton at the base of the marine food web to fish larvae, turtles and now dolphins, seals, and whales.” See also Scientific Reports 31 January 2019 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-37428-3

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