Now researchers looking for the owner of the drive, which, according to your saved pictures, I went kayaking and filming sea lions on the southern tip of the island.
Biologist from New Zealand Krista Chapman began searching for the owners stick with photos from vacation, which she found in the faeces of sea leopard — a species of seals. About it reports the blog of the National Institute of water and atmospheric research New Zealand (NIWA).
Gupta and her colleagues are studying the excrement of sea leopards, to find out what animals eat, how long they have been in new Zealand waters, and find out their health status.
Feces for Gupta gathers a group of volunteers. The sample in question, was admitted to it in November 2017 and is still kept in the fridge.
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Recently, the samples thawed, and Gupta found them in a USB-stick in good condition. A few weeks the stick was dried, and when inserted into the computer, found a photo (pictured at the top) and video leopard seals playing on the beach and in the water. Who was shooting the animals is not clear. As specified, the place where they filmed the video, is nearly 100 km from where they found feces.
Scientists offer to return the device in exchange for samples of faeces of sea leopards. Gupta told that the flash drive has turned four, but, according to biologist, they were not at all similar to the present owners, since she could not accurately answer questions about the contents of the device.
The discovery caused a laugh among some users of social networks, but an academic thinks the issue is quite serious. “It is very disturbing that these amazing animals in the stomach can detect plastic,” she claims.
As reported by “Around the world. Ukraine”, every Dolphin, whale and seal in the ocean, poisoned by plastic.