33-year old South African Trevor McIntyre has a scholarship from the Humboldt Foundation at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven. He wants to find out how seals are adapting to climate change.
In our Brilliant Minds series, Tomorrow Today presents young scientists who live and work in Germany.
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May 21, 2015 A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun ... read more
May 22, 2015 Living in a city with a high level of vehicle traffic or close to a steel works means living with two intense sources of environmental pollution. However, a study indicates that the harmful pollution ... read more
May 22, 2015 Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or ... read more
May 22, 2015 A new article highlights the widening gap of inequality between the wealthy and the poor of California, specifically in relation to the State's current drought. The problem, it states, is two fold. ... read more
May 21, 2015 Where do electronics go when they die? Most devices are laid to eternal rest in landfills. But what if they just dissolved away, or broke down to their molecular components ... read more
May 18, 2015 Researchers have uncovered the first geologic evidence that New Zealand's southern Hikurangi margin can rupture during large earthquakes. The two earthquakes took place within the last 1000 years, ... read more
Feb. 9, 2012 Global warming is having an effect on the dive behavior and search for food of southern elephant seals. Researchers have discovered that the seals dive deeper for food when in warmer water. The ... read more
Dec. 2, 2011 A new article shows that the two hemispheres attained their maximum ice sheet size at nearly the same time and started melting 19,000 years ago. This simultaneous melting was presumably caused by ... read more
June 24, 2010 40,000 years ago rapid warming led to an increase in methane concentration. The culprit for this increase has now been identified. Mainly wetlands in high northern latitudes caused the methane ... read more
June 2, 2010 "Gustavo" is an imposing bull always in search of the best feeding grounds. At the beginning of the Antarctic winter the mighty elephant seal bull and others were tagged with ... read more