A trio get a closer look at the large waves cresting over the seawall just south of Nome's Front Street in Nome, Alaska, Wednesday., Nov. 9, 2011. Tyler Rhodes/AP Photo hide caption

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Receding Sea Ice Helps Storm Hammer Alaska's Coast

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Scientists say the microscopic eggs, seen here under magnification, derive their orange color from a droplet of fat. NOAA hide caption

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Neal Conan atop XL, a cross between a draft horse and a Morgan. He rode XL for two days, and Bruce the other three. Gretel Ehrlich/ hide caption

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