These seals are collecting data for Japanese researchers under Antarctic ice

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Seals wearing tracking devices are helping scientists survey the waters in Antarctica during the winter months. Image: UNSPLASH/Derek Oyen

Irene Wang
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Akira Tomoshige
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Image of a seal on ice with a camera on its head.
'This video grab shows a Weddell seal fitted with high-tech head-mounted measuring devices to survey waters under the thick ice sheet, near Japan's Showa Station in Antarctica, April 2017.' Image: National Institute of Polar Research/Handout via REUTERS
Image of seal in water with camera on its head.
The data collected showed that one seal travelled as far as 393 miles from the coast of Japan's Showa Station in Antarctica. Image: National Institute of Polar Research/Handout via REUTERS

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