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Biomagnification and the Trouble with Toxins

Biomagnification and the Trouble with Toxins

Captions are on! To turn off, click CC button at bottom right. Follow us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! Have you ever heard the song “Big Yellow Taxi?” It’s one of our favorites. It was originally written and recorded by Joni Mitchell back in the seventies, and there are lots of singers who have their …

How do fish breathe underwater? | #aumsum

How do fish breathe underwater? | #aumsum

How do fish breathe underwater? With the help of oxygen cylinders and masks. No Fish breathe underwater using the oxygen that is dissolved in water. So, do they use a mini vacuum cleaner to absorb oxygen from water? No. To absorb oxygen from water, fish use special organs called gills. Gills are full of blood …

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 …

Photosynthesis | #aumsum

Photosynthesis | #aumsum

Photosynthesis. Do you know how plants make their own food? Plants prepare their own food by a process called photosynthesis. Photo is the Greek word for light and synthesis is the Greek word for putting together. Plants need sunlight, carbon dioxide from air and water from soil to prepare their own food. Photosynthesis takes place …

Ecological Succession: Nature’s Great Grit

Ecological Succession: Nature’s Great Grit

Captioning is on! To turn off, click the CC button at bottom right. Follow the amoebas on Twitter (@amoebasisters) and Facebook! We love Disney movies and we have to say—Lion King is one of our favorites. And like a lot of Disney movies, it has a happy ending. We’re not going to give spoilers just …