2016 - Antarctica: Weddell seals - Nodder thoughts


#1

I can’t remember when I have switched back and forth between the examples and the photos so much. Is it just my “older” eyes or is this really hard? Can we print out example sheets?


#2

What are the white tear-drops??

What are the white shapes lined up at the shoreline(s) that look like tiny fishing boats?

Bev, I can’t see the seals either.


#3

Hi, this is Michelle, the project lead at the University of Minnesota! Just keep looking - you will tend to find seals near cracks in the ice and near land. There’s a lot of sea ice out there - and see if you can find the Adelie penguin colony, too!

Cheers,
Michelle


#4

There is Blood on the dancefloor

b


#5

Tell me that’s some type of red algae. Or is it from the seals giving birth?


#6

Let’s hope @Michelle4 will answer that riddle . I don’t know of any predators in Antactica except humans:

b


#7

It is from seals recently giving birth!


#8

@Bjarne seeing a MJ video just made my Friday :smile:

@Michelle4 that’s amazing! It’s incredible the things we can see all the way from space -including evidence of the circle of (seal) life :heart: The pictures of all those cute little baby seals keep me searching…

Here’s one more (courtesy Wiki):


#9

Oooooohhhhh bless that little precious creation of God! I wanna give him/her a toy :penguin: and then snuggle up to him/her and tell him/her that he/she is loved by all of humanity. :heart_exclamation: hmmm until Mama or Papa chases me away. :grimacing: I for one could NOT imagine killing this adorable little blessing to Earth. Hope we get to save some with this type of search!!! :+1: those eyes are melting me…!!!


#10

Remember when we were lost for days in the desert sand? :eyes: I am getting that old familiar feeling… YIKES 225 frames and not a seal have I seen! :upside_down:


#11

Keep looking! I think it took me about 400 before I saw one. If you see a crack in the ice - follow it!


#12

Oh boy, we’re having trouble finding big fat seals, and you want us to find tiny fat penguins.


#13

The Tomnod tile: egjx2ry2c =>> looks like McMurdoe Station Pegasus
Air Field at Google Earth:
-77.950965° 166.502911°

Nice homepage on Weddell Seals HERE=>

And a lot onYoutube HERE=>

b


#14

Thanks! MJ ties to a long list of dance movies. How about Fred Astair saying to Rita Hayworth: “Would you like to try it with me?”

b


#15

I’m also questioning my assessment.
Am I right that while this has potential targets, my view is none are seals?


and that seals tend to be blacker compared to the seal like greyish spots here?


#16

Watch Jim, Cagey, and Newtonian find all sorts of cool things, like evidence from Shakelton’s expedition, the Star Gate portal, and the WWII German sub base. All I can find is 50 different types of sea ice formations.


#17

Nice tip … off to track the cracks :grinning:


#18

A post was split to a new topic: Perception test! ‘Do you see what I see?’


#19

After 333 tiles, I thought I would see one by now. I really hope this is not an extinction trend for them!


#20

I did almost 1k and didn’t see a single one. I think I am not very good at this one so am going back to one of the other campaigns that still need to be finished. Snow blindness? :upside_down: if they were there I sure couldn’t see them. :neutral_face: