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A Weddell seal mother stretches out with her pup at the at Hutton Cliffs seal colony. Weighing Seals Without Scales
Science / The Biological World
Wednesday December 02, 2015

Scientists working on the longest-running Antarctic seal population study are using a new technique that needs little more than an off-the-shelf digital camera to turn photos of Weddell seals into important new data in their continuing research.
A giant Sea Spider walks along the bottom of McMurdo Sound. Secrets of the Gigantic Sea Spiders
Science / The Biological World
Monday November 16, 2015

The average sea spider in McMurdo Sound is neither itsy nor bitsy. Although they live in oceans all over the world, to find the really enormous ones, scientists have to trek to Antarctica. ItÂ’s a phenomenon called polar gigantism, and scientists are studying these marine giants as part of a U.S. Antarctic Program-supported team led by Amy Moran at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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