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Home A scientist gluing a tag to a seal on Kerguelen Island. Scientists tag seals in molting season (when they return to land to shed fur and dead skin) and remove the tags in breeding season. If they can’t locate a seal and retrieve the tag, the tag falls off with the fur and skin in the next molting season. (Sorbonne University/Etienne Pauthenet) A scientist gluing a tag to a seal on Kerguelen Island. Scientists tag seals in molting season (when they return to land to shed fur and dead skin) and remove the tags in breeding season. If they can't locate a seal and retrieve the tag, the tag falls off with the fur and skin in the next molting season. (Sorbonne University/Etienne Pauthenet)

A scientist gluing a tag to a seal on Kerguelen Island. Scientists tag seals in molting season (when they return to land to shed fur and dead skin) and remove the tags in breeding season. If they can’t locate a seal and retrieve the tag, the tag falls off with the fur and skin in the next molting season. (Sorbonne University/Etienne Pauthenet)

A scientist gluing a tag to a seal on Kerguelen Island. Scientists tag seals in molting season (when they return to land to shed fur and dead skin) and remove the tags in breeding season. If they can't locate a seal and retrieve the tag, the tag falls off with the fur and skin in the next molting season. (Sorbonne University/Etienne Pauthenet)

A scientist gluing a tag to a seal on Kerguelen Island. Scientists tag seals in molting season (when they return to land to shed fur and dead skin) and remove the tags in breeding season. If they can’t locate a seal and retrieve the tag, the tag falls off with the fur and skin in the next molting season. (Sorbonne University/Etienne Pauthenet)

Female elephant seals basking, with a tagged seal in the background. (Sorbonne University/Etienne Pauthenet)