Listening FIB 8


Costa says the information ___by these gauges will help ___ to learn more about changing ocean temperatures and currents. He says the seals may also lead ___to biological hotspots that deserve special protection.

For example, you see blue fin tuna and blue ___ and California sea lions in the same area. You’ll see elephant seals and Laysan albatross and salmon sharks feeding in the same areas way out in the North Pacific. What we’re now interested in is defining what – where these hotspots are, what defines them oceanographically, why are they attracting this ___ group of animals.

(Soundbite of elephant seal belching)

gathered – oceanographers – scientists-  whales – diverse