Tag «biology»

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. …

4 DEADLY Carnivorous Plants

Anna: They snap, they trap, they stick, and they suck. This is the bizarre world of carnivorous plants—leafy creatures that eat everything from insects, to crustaceans, to mammals. I’m Anna, and this is Gross Science. The vast majority of plants only require a few things to survive: sunlight, water, air, and mineral nutrients, which they …

Field Work: Meet a Parks Canada Ecologist

With my dad I used to go out in the forest and he would teach me the trees and the plants and the mushrooms and things like that and so I guess I just enjoyed doing that and later on I liked learning a little bit about plants and things like that so finally when …

Fire Ants vs. Simulated River Jungle

And speaking of this delicate and important partnership, it seems one of our biggest ant colonies on this channel has been long deserving of their own territory upgrade and expansion, and many of you have also shared this sentiment! AC Family, you guys demanded for an update on the most famous and long-standing ants on …

Are Dolphins Smart? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. Can you guess the title of my next video? Hurry up. Write your guess in the comments section below. Are dolphins smart? Not smarter than me. I’m the smartest of them all. You wish. Dolphins belong to the family of cetaceans which includes aquatic animals like whales and porpoises. Cetaceans have gradually …

What Makes Tardigrades Immortal?

What Makes Tardigrades Immortal?

This episode is brought to you by Skillshare. The first 1,000 people to sign up using the link in the description will get their first 2 months free. Tardigrades are strange-looking, slow-moving microscopic animals. They are semi translucent, segmented like caterpillars, and have eight limbs with claws at the end of each one. They are …

Ecological Relationships

Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. Hear updates by following us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) or Facebook! I really did not like sandboxes as a kid. It’s not that I have a problem with sand or sand on the beach for sand castles. Just sand boxes. See, as a little kid, …

A Million Sharks

– [Voiceover] Sharks are one of the scariest animals in the ocean and almost nothing else dares to eat them. But if nothing’s eating sharks, then why isn’t the ocean just overrun with sharks? We can answer the question with “food chains.” Now to understand food chains, we first have to talk about food and …