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 you’ll find a list of publication using MEOP data, that we try to keep exhaustive. Please contact us if you have published a paper using seal-derived data, and we will happily add you on the list.

About 200 publications are listed in the link below. A color coding has been used to give a simplisitc classification of papers: MEOP community and technology papers are flagged in blue, oceanography-oriented papers in red, and biology-oriented papers in green.

Publications 2024

Publications 2023

Publications 2022

Publications 2021

Publications 2020

Publications 2015-2019

Publications 2010-2014

Publications 2000s