Photos Found on USB Stick Found in Frozen Seal Poo

There have been plenty of stories of photos being found on lost cameras over the years, but here’s a wild lost-and-found story you definitely haven’t heard before. A USB drive has been reunited with its owner after it was found in a frozen slab of seal poo.

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand announced earlier this week that while defrosting a frozen block of leopard seal poo that had been in freezer storage, marine biologists were surprised to find a USB stick embedded deep inside the scat.

The poo had been collected by a Kiwi vet who had been checking on the health of a skinny leopard seal on a beach in November 2017.

Scientists found that the USB drive was in “reasonably good condition” despite likely passing through the guts of a seal and spending a year frozen inside poo. And after drying out the drive for a couple of weeks, the researchers were surprised to find photos and a video intact.

NIWA then posted a video found on the USB stick to social media in an effort to locate the owner.

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Within a day, the owner of the USB drive was found.

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The brand and model of the USB drive hasn’t been revealed, but whatever drive it is can now advertise itself as being not only weatherproof but possibly digestion-proof as well.


Source: https://petapixel.com/2019/02/07/usb-stick-found-inside-seal-poo-with-photos-intact/

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