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Science News: How Data-Gathering Seals Help Scientists Measure the Melting Antarctic

Brice Loose can tell you exactly what an elephant seal feels like: a furry inflatable squishy toy, not quite as hard as a basketball. He can tell you how the large sausages undergo a not-so-pleasant annual “catastrophic molting” in which they appear to be literally falling apart as they shed their brown hairy skin to…


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Posted: 2018-07-13 15:05:53

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