Field Frame Friday: PVC is marine mammal enrichment’s best friend.

This is what science looks like! That is if your science involves building enrichment puzzles for seals to help them learn how to forage for food! Enrichment and is a tool used to promote positive behaviors and provide cognitive stimulation to animals. This stimulus aims to encourage a species-typical “rock flipping” behavior in Hawaiian monk seals (Neomonachus schauinslandi) whereby the seals must flip up a plexi glass lid to obtain fish.

[Photo and caption by Karli Chudeau]

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