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The difference between weather and climate change

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of StarTalk and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, demonstrates the difference between weather and climate change as he walks along the beach with a dog.  Weather is ...

Andres Amador’s Earthscapes: Art that Goes Out with the Tide

In a mix of artistry, geometry, and technology, San Francisco-based Earthscape artist Andres Amador creates massive sketches in the beach sand – sometimes geometric, and sometimes more abstrac...

A two-legged Boxer on his first trip to the beach

Watch two-legged Boxer Duncan Lou Who on his first trip to the beach: Duncan was born with severely deformed rear legs that had to be removed. He has a wheel chair, but can’t stand to...

Gary Greenberg’s microscope photography

This short promo video for artist Gary Greenberg's microscope photography is a great introduction to exploring the tiny, ancient rocks that we call sand. Check out how diverse their details...

Made by the Sea

Made by the Sea, a film by Alun Callender, features potter Judith Rowe and the work she creates from clay harvested at Bulverhythe Beach in East Sussex. There’s more pottery spinning o...

A compilation of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

Set to Gustav Mahler's symphony number 5, watch this recently released compilation video of Dutch artist Theo Jansen's wind-fueled kinetic sculptures. He calls them Strandbeests, “beach beast” or “cr...

Science on the SPOT: Rendezvous With Horseshoe Crabs

Called living fossils, horseshoe crabs are harmless creatures that have been swimming oceans for a few hundred million years. They predate dinosaurs and are closely related to spiders or scorpions. Every May and June,...

Megateam Revolution kite-flying

This video of kite-flying Megateam Revolution was filmed by Gaétan in Berck-sur-Mer, France at the 27th Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs-Volants à Berck, one of the larger kite festivals in the world. Watch how th...

Adam Savage puts together a Strandbeest model kit

We love artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests, and as it turns out, so does Mythbuster Adam Savage. Watch Adam describe and build a Japanese-made Strandbeest Model Kit. These advanced building kits can be found on ...

Science on the SPOT: Preserving the Forest of the Sea

In this Science on the SPOT: Preserving the Forest of the Sea, watch Kathy Ann Miller, PhD, curator of the University Herbarium at the University of California - Berkeley, as she shares the wide variety of seaweeds ...

Bottle by Kirsten Lepore (2010)

Bottle by Kirsten Lepore, a 2010 stop-motion animated story about a transoceanic, message-in-a-bottle conversation and the emotions that come with it. We’ve featured Lepore’s work previously. You can also...

TED Ed: The Survival of the Sea Turtle

Watch the miraculous journey of infant sea turtles as these tiny animals run the gauntlet of predators and harsh conditions. Then, in numbers, see how human behavior has made their tough lives even more challenging....

Dachshund puppy chasing a ghost crab

Hello, dachshund puppy chasing a ghost crab! via Neatorama.

Great Migrations: Red crab babies hatch and run for land

From Great Migrations: Red crab larvae hatch and head for dry land, covering Christmas Island’s beaches with wiggly creatures trying to survive beyond hungry fish and determined ants. 

Bubble-whisperer Sterling Johnson makes massive bubbles on Stinson Beach

Watch bubble-whisperer Sterling Johnson make massive bubbles on Stinson Beach in California. And here is the same video, reversed, which is also worth seeing.  Thanks, @toccaceliblasi.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle hatchlings scurry out to sea

Normally, these little guys would be vulnerable to being picked up by predators such as vultures, sea gulls, raccoons, possums, coyotes, and people. But this is a very lucky nest of Olive Ridley Sea Turtle hatchlings;...

One Plastic Beach

"The opposite of beauty is not ugly. The opposite of beauty is indifference. And we’re trying not to be indifferent about this." A short film about Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang, two artists who create art...

Beach Creatures: Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests

Theo Jansen makes wind-fueled kinetic sculptures specifically for walking and “surviving” on the beach. He calls them Strandbeests and they are extraordinary. Check out his 2007 TED Talk, which explains mo...

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