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A Puerto Rican boa (Chilabothrus inornatus) at the Palm Beach Zoo.

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A truck drives at sunset along a rural road in Nebraska.

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An entomologist scouts for El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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An entomologist scouts for El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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An entomologist scouts for El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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A young boy fishing from a boat on a pond near Ceresco, Nebraska.

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A young boy fishing from a boat on a pond near Ceresco, Nebraska.

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A young boy fishing in a boat on a pond near Ceresco, Nebraska.

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Biologists use a hook fastened to a pole to try and disentangle a female Northern fur seal at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. If she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation.

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After trying unsuccessfully to disentangle a female Northern fur seal at a rookery with a hook fastened to a pole, biologists try to rope her pup in order to get her to hold still long enough for them to free her from the debris that will cause her death if she grows any more. (St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilofs) Islands.

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Biologists use a hook fastened to a pole to try and disentangle a female Northern fur seal at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. If she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation.

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A female Northern fur seal and her pup at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation. Biologists later try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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Biologists use a hook fastened to a pole to try and disentangle a female Northern fur seal at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. If she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation.

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A female Northern fur seal and her pup at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation. Biologists later try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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A female Northern fur seal and her pup at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she will die, and her pup will then die from starvation. Biologists later try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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A female Northern fur seal at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she’ll die. Biologistslater try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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Biologist Brian deLong reaches into a Northern fur seal rookery with a pole to retrieve a dead pup for necropsy on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. Both seal and sea lion populations have declined sharply in recent years due to human overfishing.

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A female Northern fur seal at a rookery on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. She’s become entangled in some debris — if she grows any more, she’ll die. Biologistslater try to use a hook fastened to a pole to remove the debris, unsuccessfully.

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Biologist Brian deLong reaches into a Northern fur seal rookery with a pole to retrieve a dead pup for necropsy on St. George Island in Alaska’s Pribilof Islands. Both seal and sea lion populations have declined sharply in recent years due to human overfishing.

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