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Antarctic fur seal pup

Young Antarctic fur seals spend a lot of time on their own when mom is out hunting. When a rare pup has two moms, though, it gets far more attention.

pufferfish

ALL YOU CAN'T EAT BUFFET  Scientists warned 50 years ago that people could eat the oceans bare. Even with fishing limits, some food species such as pufferfish, remain in danger of overfishing. 

Pacific Islands

BIRTH OF A PLATE  Scientists have a new origin story for the Pacific tectonic plate, which now underlies most of the Pacific Ocean. The plate formed in a gap between three other plates, the scientists propose.

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