Student helps scientists: rare deep-sea discovery!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Caroline Casals

One citizen scientist from the Ukraine has helped scientists discover the deep sea feeding behavior of an elephant seal. 

It has been speculated that elephant seals could dive and forage for food at great depth, but 14 year old Kirill Dudko is the first person to see it happen!
The female elephant seal ate a hagfish at a whopping 2,933 feet deep, an impressive feat when you consider just how deep that is, and that hagfish are so slimy, most predators spit them out!
 
Through the Neptune Canada Project, citizen scientists can watch videos from deep-sea robots and help scientists make new discoveries.
You can be a part of this project too!
If you could start a citizen science project, what would it be? 
More cool citizen science links can be found here.


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