Viewing Elephant Seal Tracks in 3D

 

Go to:
http://ucsantacruz.ucnrs.org/?page_id=4848

Scroll way down to: 
Explore a 3D elephant seal track!
(September 15, 2013) 

Download the KMZ file from this link

3D_Elephant_seal_track.kmz

Open Google Earth (it should be in 3D mode)

Drag the KMZ file that you downloaded unto Google Earth

And you should see something like

 

Zoom in.  Hold down Shift and left mouse, and drag to see the 3D effect.

In the study referenced, only 3 of 179 seals foraged over seamounts. 
But this is the first direct evidence that elephant seals forage over seamounts at all.

 

Thanks to Patrick W. Robinson (UCSC) for inviting us to this site.