"It's be great, just for novelty, I think, to find out if somebody's missing their USB stick and find out how it got to be on the beach where the leopard seal was", Hupman said.
Wildlife researchers in New Zealandfound a surprisingly resilient memory stick in a surprising place - a 14-month-old lump of frozen seal feces.
About three weeks ago, volunteers thawed out the sample and discovered the memory stick, which was "in reasonably good condition considering where it had come from".
"W$3 e basically have to sift it". They have a whole page on the proper way to collect and send them finds (turns out an ice cream container is the preferred vessel) if rummaging around for seal poop sounds like your idea of a good time. You put it under the cold tap, get all the gross stuff off, smoosh it around a bit and separate the bones, feathers, seaweed and other stuff, ' explained NIWA volunteer Jodie Warren.
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Warren left the stick to dry for weeks, curious to see if any data could be recovered.
Although it's remarkable the USB stick survived the ordeal, it's nevertheless a bad sign for the seals and their environment.
NIWA said the only clue in the photos as to who might have taken them was the nose of a blue kayak. This raised some concern, since swallowing an object this big could potentially injure or kill a leopard seal.
In November 2017, the scat sample, which is roughly the size of two bread rolls, was collected by a local vet at Oreti Beach in New Zealand.
Hupman's work also includes analysing leopard seal sightings to determine if they are becoming more common in New Zealand waters.
"They said: 'You won't believe what we've found, '" she recalled.
Since Republicans expressed more enthusiasm for Trump's message than Democrats, he might have unintentionally angled toward them. Eric Trump , Donald Trump Jr. and Tiffany Trump applaud as President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address .
The US President thanked the UAE, Germany and Saudi Arabia for their increased financial commitments as part of the coalition. Officials say that the USA withdrawal will happen, although at a slower pace than Trump first intended.
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More soaking rain showers are likely Thursday before temperatures fall back to closer-to-normal cool February highs this weekend. Water and slush that have accumulated due to the current warm temperature are bound to freeze as the cold comes in this evening.
Argentine newspaper Clarin published a message that Sala sent before his plane vanished saying he was "getting scared". Sala completed his move to Cardiff on Saturday but then returned to France to say goodbye to his teammates.
The problem is that Cotten was the only person who knew the password to access up to $190 million in customer funds. The money is now "unavailable and some of it may be lost", according to court filings by Robertson.
Both sides in the conflict say they want to strike hard militarily to bolster their position at the negotiating table. USA and Taliban negotiators are due to meet again in Qatar on February 25 to resume their discussions.
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