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Why is biodiversity so important? – Kim Preshoff

Why is biodiversity so important? – Kim Preshoff

Our planet’s diverse thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks, even without cataclysmic events, like volcanoes and asteroids. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? The answer, to a large extent, is biodiversity. …

Threat to beachgoers: Deadly bacteria in saltwater

SURGERY IN STABLE CONDITION LATE THIS EVENING. AT LEAST 7 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AFFECTED WITH TWO REPORTED DEATHS. IT’S LINKED TO BACTERIA IN SALT WATER. THERE IS A POTENTIALLY FATAL THREAT TO BEACH GOERS. IT’S A RARE BACTERIA THAT ALREADY KILLED TWO PEOPLE. IN MISSISSIPPI 25-YEAR-OLD JENNIFER LELAND LOST HER LEG. THE BACTERIA GETS INTO …

How To FILTER YOUR AQUARIUM: 3 Ways to Filter Your Fish Tank

(rousing upbeat music) – What’s up, fish tank people? Dustin’s Fish Tanks bringing it to you, on a Sunday, baby. How’s everybody doing? I hope you’re doing well. In today’s video, we’re gonna talk about aquarium filtration. I’m gonna talk about mechanical filtration in your aquarium, I’m gonna talk more heavily on biological filtration. We’re …

Microorganisms Are Cleaning the Water You Drink

Microorganisms Are Cleaning the Water You Drink

The organisms we highlight on this channel are all aquatic, they must be submerged in water in order to thrive. Residing in ponds, swamps, rivers, and oceans, but also places that we don’t think of as bodies of water…places that are simply wet. When you’re a microbe, the thin film of water on a snail’s …

The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

47 million years ago, the world was a hothouse. Lush jungles covered much of the globe, stretching far from the equator, and they were rife with mammals. This was life in the Eocene Epoch. And around a quiet lake in what’s now Germany, a typical scene was unfolding in late spring. Crocodiles patrolled the waters. …