How We Communicate Science
about page
project page
science page
classroom page
multimedia page
history page
publications page
contact us page



28 November 2016

Weddell Seal Science Videos Now Available at the National Science Digital Library (NSDL)

The Erebus Bay Weddell Seal population study is excited to announce that we now have a good selection of Weddell seal population study videos and our public outreach and education web portal available through the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) website. The videos are available as Open Educational Resources Commons products allowing video download and educational usage.

To easily get to our products at the NSDL, go to their easy-to-use website and type "Weddell Seal Science" in the main Search field to access, watch, and download a selection of our project videos. Viewers can check out and download videos for personal enjoyment and informal science learning and teaching. The videos can be remixed to create new educational products.

Following is the description of the mission of the National Science Digital Library from their "Overview" section:

Who We Are and What We Do

The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings. The NSDL collection contains structured descriptive information (metadata) about web-based educational resources held on other sites by their providers. These providers have contribute this metadata to NSDL for organized search and open access to educational resources via this website and its services.

Most resources in the library adhere to principles of Open Educational Resource (OER) access, although some resources are restricted to provider site membership, or may have a cost associated with them (indicated in the full record of the resource).

All videos and products are free for educational usage! We hope you enjoy watching some of our videos and accessing our web portal,!

03 December 2016

Many Great Ways To Stay in Touch with the Weddell Seal Population Project!

Once the Erebus Bay Weddell seal pupping season begins during the Antarctic Spring, and the research field team heads to Antarctica, we start up the Weddell Seal Science Antarctica field blog. We've been doing this every year since 2010.

After the Erebus Bay Weddell seal pupping season ends and the field team returns home, we continue to keep viewers posted on project updates and relevant news via our several social media outlets. Viewers can find links to most everything Weddell project-related, including links to all the project's published scientific papers, and all our social media links, at our project web portal,

Please check out our Instagram photos and accompanying narrative captions. The photos are beautiful, and often available only through our Instagram page, which is produced by lead scientist Dr. Jay Rotella and his daughter, Sophie Rotella. Please Follow us on Instagram!

Our Weddell Seal Science Facebook Page is a good source of updates, news, and information about the Erebus Bay Weddell Seal Population Study. Please like us on Facebook!

We are present on Twitter via our Weddell Seal Science Twitter Page. Please Follow us on Twitter!

Our Weddell Seal Science YouTube Channel includes nearly all our Weddell Seal Project videos over the past several years. Please check out some of our videos and leave feedback!

We have a Weddell Seal Science Video Podcast available at iTunes where you can view some of our project videos:

A selection of Weddell Seal Project videos can be found on Google Earth's 'Explore the Ocean Layer, courtesy of Mission Blue. To access these videos embedded in situ, download Google Earth, then launch it on your computer or mobile android device. Make visible the 'Explore the Ocean' Layer. Zoom in on Ross Island, Antarctica and note the small gold circles in the Erebus Bay study area. Cursor over each small gold circle to reveal the video embedded there:

The Erebus Bay Weddell Seal Population Study is funded by the National Science Foundation, with support from the U.S. Antarctic Program. The Principal Investigators on the project are Drs. Jay Rotella and Bob Garrott of Montana State University-Bozeman Ecology Department, and Dr. Don Siniff, Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota.

- Mary Lynn Price
Weddell seal project multimedia specialist

These Articles Have Been Adapted From Select Antarctica Field Blog Posts
Created Over the Years During the Weddell Seal Pupping Season.
The Entire Weddell Seal Science Field Blog Can Be Found Here.
Return to Main Select Articles Page

About | Project | Science | Classroom | Multimedia | History | Publications | Contact Us
Weddell seal images and recordings obtained under NMFS Permits 1032-1917 and 17236. Website copyright © 2015 All rights reserved.