A Citizen Scientist
Kirili Dudko, a teenage boy from the Ukraine, was watching a University video stream of the Canadian ocean floor, when he saw an unknown animal eat a hagfish. He posted the clip on his YouTube channel, and asked the University of Victoria what the unknown creature might be. Scientists at Ocean Networks Canada identified it as a female northern elephant seal. Kirili’s clip is the first known photographic evidence of an elephant seal eating a hagfish. Quite an accomplishment for a teenage citizen scientist!
To see what Kirili saw, click HERE.