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Octopus Mimics Flounder
New video shows an octopus disguising itself as a flounder. Marine Biological Laboratory senior scientist Roger Hanlon talks to James Williams about the eight-legged impersonator.
Weird Worms Eat Bones
As many as 15 different species of undersea worms that eat the bones of whales and other large, dead animals may reside in Monterey Bay in California, new research finds. Jorge Ribas takes a closer look at these mysterious boneworms.
Who's Your Daddy? Sparrow Gets Around
The world's most promiscuous bird is a sparrow that lives in tidal marshes in the northeastern United States. Researchers found that in most nests, saltmarsh sparrow chicks had multiple fathers. Jorge Ribas gets the sordid details.
April 21, 2010 — Inspired by the Oscar-winning feature documentary THE COVE, stars from film, TV and music band together to help save Japan's dolphins. Please sign the petition and help us get the word out, http://www.takepart.com/thecove
This landmark series explores the outer limits of recent scientific discoveries and encounters sharks that can perceive human electric auras and dolphins that use ultrasound to see human embryos in the womb.
There are frogs that have mastered cryogenics and can literally freeze themselves out of life for six months, and lizards that cry blood.
In this “strange but true” world, lizards walk on water, bacteria make gold and pets predict earthquakes. Science shows that most animals live in a different sensory and physical world to humans.
Enter their world and weird phenomena such as raining fishes and stranded whales suddenly make sense. (Excerpt from jdp.co.uk)
STOCKHOLM -- A maritime expert says a 12-foot (3.65-meter) Giant Oarfish - the world's largest bony fish - has been found in Swedish waters for the first time in 130 years.
Also known as the "King of Herrings," the dead fish was picked up by a west coast resident who found it floating near the shore over the weekend. It was handed over to The House of the Sea aquarium in the town of Lysekil, where expert Roger Jansson says it's being kept pending a decision on what to do with it.
Johansson said Wednesday the Giant Oarfish can grow up to 36 feet (11 meters), and is believed to live in deep waters. He says the last recorded discovery in Sweden was in 1879.
WATCH: See what a Giant Oarfish looks like underwater in this video from Discovery:
thanks Dallas for that Jeremy Jackson video, one of the more comprehensive TED talks I've watched. I find his perspective very interesting, regarding the opposition between cheap short term science and long term experience. I saw that a lot in the biology and med labs I worked in. Kids producing crap science with no historical perspective. Sounds young and exciting but is so often worthless.
America's wild horses are in jeopardy! Disappointment Valley exposes mismanagement and corruption within the Bureau of Land Management.
Here's how you can help:
1) Call President Obama (202-456-1111) and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (202-208-3100). Demand a Congressional investigation into the Bureau of Land Management. Ask for independent studies on statistics of the wild horses and do NOT rely on the BLM statistics. They are flawed and misrepresent the truth.
3) Share this video and information with friends and family. Most people don't know wild horses still roam the west, let alone they are being rounded up and slaughtered. The public has fought to support these horses in the past. We can do it again! The more people who become aware of the issue, the better chance they have for survival.