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We use multidisciplinary approaches to understand the ecology of marine mammals, particularly Antarctic seals. Our research is examines the potential impacts of climate warming on the Southern Ocean ecosystem and how these changes will influence the pack-ice seals. We use a number of different techniques for studying the foraging and spatial use behaviour. These techniques include stable isotope analysis, stress and reproductive hormone analysis, satellite telemetry and acoustic surveying.