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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