Adjunct Researcher

Dr Clive McMahon

Current research

My primary affiliation is with the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS).

My primary responsibilities are running the IMOS Antarctic seal tracking program. Briefly, the Antarctic and the surrounding Southern Ocean are one of the most important, yet least observed of marine habitats. Connecting all the world's oceans, the physical structure of the Southern Ocean influences world climate and ecology, and plays a key role in global climate.

Within the IMOS program we use satellite linked data loggers that measure physical ocean properties (specifically salinity, temperature, and depth) to depths of up to 2000m. Merging oceanography with marine mammal ecology advances our understanding of the world's oceans and its top predators, and allows us to predict how these species will be affected by future climate changes.

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