MIMMP science putting Subantarctic animals on the map!

 Figure 1: From top left going clockwise, the Subantarctic fur seal, Antarctic fur seal, Killer Whale and Southern Elephant Seal.

Figure 1: From top left going clockwise, the Subantarctic fur seal, Antarctic fur seal, Killer Whale and Southern Elephant Seal.

MIMMP scientists have been involved in updating the Mammal Red List for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT). These assessments are vital to assess the conservation status of a particular species. Scientists from the MIMMP were responsible for the assessments of four Subantarctic species, namely, the Antarctic and Subantarctic fur seal, the Southern Elephant Seal and the Killer Whale. Using long-term data gathered over the years by the MIMMP team, scientists are able to determine things such as population size, habitat use, distribution and the overall National Red List Status of each species. This information also provides critical information for future research targets and the state of the species living in the Southern Ocean.

If you would like to read more about the MIMMP Red List species please see the links below:

https://www.ewt.org.za/Reddata/Order%20Carnivora.html

https://www.ewt.org.za/Reddata/Order%20Cetacea.html