Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poo.
The scat, valuable for studying the health of leopard seals, had been stored in a freezer for a year before it was thawed out for analysis, the researchers said.
"Concealed deep inside the scat was a USB stick," the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research （NIWA） said on its website.
The stick was in good condition, "considering where it had come from", and the researchers let it dry out for a few weeks.
It contained photos of sealions at Porpoise Bay, on New Zealand’s South Island, and a video of a mother sealion and her baby frolicking in shallow waters. （Reuters）
thaw：動詞，指融化、解凍、變得友好放鬆；名詞，融解、放寬、關係緩和改善。例句：There are signs of a thaw in relations between the two enemies.（兩敵方的關係有緩和跡象。）
conceal：動詞，指隱藏、隱瞞。例句：Is there something you’re concealing from her?（你是不是有事瞞著她？）
frolic：名詞，指嬉鬧；動詞，指嬉戲；形容詞，指鬧著玩的。例句：To him, that affair was just a frolic.（對他而言，那場戀情不過是場遊戲。）