Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole

When diving animals help us to observe the oceans

Over 800,000 vertical profiles of Temperature and Salinity have been collected since 2004 in the World Ocean by attaching tags on marine mammals, such as Southern elephant seals.

In this website, you will find information about the marine mammal tagging programs, and an access point to the publicly available databases.

Please let us know if you are using our data. You can contact us by mail to if you have any question.

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Here we present a few pictures taken on the field. Photos are graciously shared by their authors:

•   Christophe Guinet (CEBC/CNRS, France)

•   Clive McMahon (IMOS, Australia)

•   Damien Chevallier (CNRS-IPHC, France)

•   Dan Costa (University of Santa Cruz, USA)

•   Etienne Pauthenet (Sorbonne University, Paris)

•   Fabien Roquet (University of Stockholm, Sweden)

•   Iain Field (IMAS, Australia)

•   Kit Kovacs and Christian Lydersen (NPI, Norway)

•   Mark Hindell (IMAS, Australia)

•   Martin Biuw (Akvaplan-Niva, Norway)

•   Mike Fedak (SMRU, UK)

Please do not use these pictures without their respective authors’ agreement.