In a photo provided by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a section of a new map of Antarctica made with satellites operated by the Department of Defense agency. The high resolution map of the world's most inhospitable terrain will allow researches to better track changes to the continent's ice as the planet warms. (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency via The New York Times)
New England Aquarium volunteers prepare to collect the carcass of an adult harbor seal for a necropsy. A spike in deaths of gray and harbor seals from Southern Maine to northern Massachusetts have been attributed to a combination of a measles-like illness and the flu.
(New England Aquarium via The New York Times)