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Weddell Seals' Survival Skills

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Weddell Seals' Survival Skills

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Resilient is an understatement. These mammals are specially designed to thrive in the cold, cold waters of the South Pole.

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Plunge into the frigid waters of the South Pole to discover unique species and the strange phenomena of gigantism and longevity exhibited by sea life in Antarctica. The earth's southernmost land mass has the dubious distinction of being the coldest, driest, windiest continent. It's also where you'll find a daring team of divers from the Smithsonian Institution.

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