One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “What do elephant seals eat?” and squid is often at the top of the list. But some new research challenges this belief! If you haven’t voraciously sucked up the article yet, like the way an elephant seal sucks up its prey, read “Energy-Rich Mesopelagic Fishes Revealed as a Critical Prey Resource for a Deep-Diving Predator Using Quantitative Fatty Acid Signature Analysis”! Thanks to Sarah Codde for bringing this to my attention.

And thanks go to Sterling Hada for sharing a fascinating article in The Atlantic about whale earwax (!) as a way to read the history of oceans.

Finally, Happy Birthday to Stacy! Thanks for making this gorgeous website for the program!

See you all soon! -Carlo