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A father and son look under the hood their truck on a gravel road.

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A father and son look under the hood their truck on a gravel road.

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Behind the scenes at the LA Zoo working with a critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis).

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Behind the scenes at the LA Zoo working with a critically endangered Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis).

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A teenage boy works on repairing a roof of an old house, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Cole Sartore work on the Lewis-Syford house, one of the oldest homes in Lincoln, circa 1879.

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At Megahertz quality-control lab a technician scans for defects in electronic equipment. The company is one of 1,700 high-tech firms centered on the Wasatch Front in Utah.

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Ranch hands pack bales of hay for winter in Modac County, California.

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Miners masked against sun and cold carve up the land in search of borax in Chile’s Atacama desert.

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A researcher from the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network photographs dead bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) washed up from the Gulf of Mexico in a research effort to determine what killed the animals.

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Vietnamese teenagers search for oysters with hands and feet to earn pocket money.

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A group of fisherman cleaning lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) at Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.

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A group of fisherman cleaning lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) at Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho.

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Biologists tag a male bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) in Nebraska. They will put tiny geolocators, which track sun intensity as well as sunrise and sunset, the birds’ backs. When the birds are recaptured (months from now) and the data is downloaded and used to calculate the birds’ migratory route. The species winters in South America, but little is known of its specific route.

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Workers sift through sand to separate the oil on the beaches of Dauphin Island, Alabama.

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Workers from Southern Native Plants out of Milton, Florida planting sea oats (Uniola paniculata) on a newly created sand dune to protect Dauphin Island, Alabama from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A sea turtle that was rescued from the deep water horizon oil spill being rehabilitated at the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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A crew working to clean a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A crew working to clean a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A crew working to clean a brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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A crew working to clean a pelican at the rehab center in Fort Jackson, Louisiana. This is where the majority of the oiled birds were brought in from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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