The Great Seal Count

The Great Seal Count

By Tumble Media

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

Friday, 21 January

How do you count the cutest seals on the planet? With the help from thousands of people around the world! Conservation scientist Leo Salas explains the story behind the first-ever global count of Weddell seals in Antarctica. Plus, you’ll find out what counting seals shares with searching for ancient tombs!

Learn more about Weddell seals in our special bonus episode with Dr. Leo Salas, available to Tumble Patrons who pledge just $1 or more a month - along with an ad-free episode feed! Support us today at

We’ll have free resources to learn more about Weddell seals (or the ‘widdle Weddells’) on the blog on our website,

Do you speak Spanish, or are you a Spanish language learner? Subscribe to Tumble En Español to listen to episodes adapted to Spanish! The podcast relaunches on January 28.

Weddell seal recordings in this episode were obtained under NMFS Permit No. 1032-1917.

Heart UK