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Look Inside a Seal
Seals have amazing internal adaptations that enable them to live most of their lives under water. Take a trip inside a seal to discover these adaptations! Unlike humans, who can take air with them when they plan to be submerged for extended periods, seals have to hold their breath. Explore the insides of a ringed seal to uncover remarkable physiological adaptations that make this mammal superbly suited to living under icy water. See how the ringed seal regulates its body temperature and controls its blood flow, and watch what happens to its lungs when it dives!
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