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MEET DR. MARKUS HORNING

Pinniped Ecologist and Associate Professor at Oregon State University

Dr. Markus Horning at work

WHAT HE STUDIES:

- Diving animal behavior

- Life history of diving animals

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Zoology

Diploma Degree Biology

HOMETOWN:

Rome, Italy

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT WORKING IN ANTARCTICA IS... "Antarctica is as close as we as humans can get to see what it might be like to work on a different planet. It's almost like being out in a different world entirely. [When working on the sea ice,] you're out in the middle of nowhere. There's only ice and cold and blue and white, and crazy animals you never see anywhere else around you. It's amazing!

 

Dr. Horning talks about Antarctic working conditions - and imitates a Weddell seal! (1:07)

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WHO IS STUDYING SEALS?

Meet Jo-Ann Mellish
Meet Markus Horning
Meet Allyson Hindle
Meet John Skinner