A new kind of seal tape is being developed to protect animals from the toxic fumes emitted by tiger seals.
The company behind the new technology says it can remove the toxic smell from houses in just a few hours.
Key points:The new technology was developed by a company called Tiger Seal Technology, which has been using a chemical called hydrogen peroxide for years to remove odours and stainsThe new tape has been approved by the Federal Environment Protection AuthorityThe tape has a waterproof coating, so it won’t leak out of the houseThe new seal tape uses a chemical compound called hydrogen-peroxide, which can be used to remove toxins from the environmentA company called tiger seal technology, which sells a number of products for homeowners, has developed a new seal product to help prevent the toxic odours emitted by the critically endangered seals.
The company says the new tape can be applied to the exterior of the home or inside the house, and it has been cleared by the Australian Environmental Protection Authority.
Key point:The tape can help prevent toxic odour emissions from tigers from escaping, and can be removed in just hoursThe tape is waterproof and won’t spill outThe tape was developed for people living in homes that are under a tiger seal seal’s protection, as the animals are one of the most common types of seal on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
“It’s very simple to apply, and we have tested it in a number, it’s very safe,” said Dr John Gwynne from the University of Sydney.
“The only thing that needs to be done is to wash the seal out, and then rinse it with a mild detergent.”
Dr Gwynnes says the tape is safe to use in homes, because it doesn’t leak.
“There’s no need for it to leak out.
It’s not a chemical so there’s no danger to the environment.”
We’re not trying to make the seal smell bad, we’re just trying to minimise it and protect it.
“Dr Tom O’Brien from the Australian Museum says it is important for people to understand that the seal is a living organism.”
They’re not an insect, they’re not a bird or a mammal, they have a range of functions in the marine environment,” he said.”
So the seal has a range and it can get a lot of toxins out of it and that’s the main reason why they’re in captivity, because they’re so difficult to kill.
“He said the tape would not work as well on trees or other structures.”
To apply the tape, you need to use a soft cloth, it needs to soak in a couple of minutes, and the tape will be removed,” Dr O’Brien said.
He said that even if people don’t apply the seal tape to the outside of the homes, it would still have a positive effect on the environment, because tigers would be attracted to it.”
If you put the tape on the roof, that’s a good place to put it, because the animals would be on the ground floor and they wouldn’t be able to see it,” he added.
Dr Glynnes said he expected tiger seals would be rehomed once the seal was released into the wild.”
I think this is an area of concern because there’s probably thousands of them in Australia, and they’re already being kept in captivity and we’ve got very limited data about the numbers, so this is a good way to try and get them out of captivity,” he explained.”
That way they can be re-introduced to the wild.
“Dr O’Gwynne said that tiger seals were one of Australia’s most threatened animals, and could be wiped out within a few decades.”
At this point, we have to be very careful about where we put them because they can go anywhere, but we do have a few things that we can do to try to help,” he concluded.