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a giant clam

JUST THE FRILLS  Showy blue and green frills are the only visible parts of a kind of giant clam that traps itself for life inside the rocky mass of a reef by a process that’s been misunderstood for decades.

Koko the gorilla

R.I.P.  Koko, seen here showing Francine Patterson a flower, gained fame for learning sign language. The western lowland gorilla died June 19 at age 46.

a painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) resting on vegetation

GOING THE DISTANCE  Painted ladies travel 12,000 km each year, farther than any known butterfly migration.

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