To prepare them for a lifetime of underwater hunting, harbor seal moms take their pups diving, allowing their body to develop a large “oxygen battery” to spend more time underwater. But what happens if pups don’t get this diving practice? Scientists Amber Thomas and Kathryn Ono studied harbor seal pups in a rehabilitation center to find out.

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