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Onward: Searching for Life in Iceland’s Frigid Fissures

In Onward: Searching for Life in Iceland’s Frigid Fissures, National Geographic grantee and biology researcher Jónína Ólafsdóttir goes diving in search of tiny arthropods in the underwater volcanic fissures of ...

NOAA 2013 Expedition: The Rhinochimera

The name Rhinochimera breaks apart with meaning: rhinos = nose and chimaera = marine monster, but this fish has many names. (Our favorite: straightnose rabbitfish.) This one is swimming in Hy...

Why We’re Suckers for the Giant Pacific Octopus

In this video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium team, learn about how the intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus grabs, climbs, embraces, explores, tastes, recognizes, and more with its eight arms and around 2,000 suckers. 

The Floating Water Bridge Demo

The Floating Water Bridge, a demonstration by Dr. Elmar C. Fuchs. Two beakers are filled with triply deionized water. Electrodes are added to each, exposing the water to high d.c. voltage. A cylindrical water bridge f...

A Moose Name Madeline: Symbiosis with a beaver

A young moose and a beaver live side by side in this clip from the BBC documentary A Moose Name Madeline. In the archives: more animals and a few symbiotic friendships.

Subo Kayak Submarine

This unusual underwater journey in South Africa involves kayaking legend, French expat, and mad inventor Olivier Feuillette, and a modified kayak. With a waterproof top, a ballast (so that it will sink), scuba tanks ...

SHAKE: dogs try to get dry in slow motion

Dogs try to get dry in SHAKE, a slow motion vid based on the photography of Carli Davidson. 

Enoshima Aquarium: Red Batfish or Starry Handfish

This creature is called both a Red Batfish or Starry Handfish (Halieutaea stellata). Here it’s eating bait at Enoshima Aquarium in Fujisawa, Japan, but they are normally found “on the continental...

5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids (w/ Grover!)

Science experiments + a cute and furry blue monster that we know and love = YES. Hosts Annie Colbert and Matt Silverman have clearly helped discover the formula for making an instant video fa...

The Intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus

Celebrate the 10th annual World Octopus Day with this lovely behind-the-scenes National Aquarium video of Aquarist Katie Webster and an intelligent Giant Pacific Octopus. How intelligent, you ask? Octopuses are am...

Giant bubble explosions

From Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios, watch these Giant Bubble Explosions, a DIY tutorial that features 60fps slow motion bubble goodness at night. In the archives: more bubble videos, including a bubble bot, bubbl...

Alaska: The Nutrient Cycle

Alaska: The Nutrient Cycle by wildlife filmmaker Paul Klaver. Once they enter fresh water chum salmon stop feeding and morph into an aggressive creature intent only on mating. After spawning, they die and their b...

Paper Plane by Massimo Giangrande

Paper Plane, a song by Massimo Giangrande. Video directed and animated by Gianluca Maruotti, and illustrated by Felicita Sala. Next, watch this lovely behind the scenes video about how they put it all together: 

ScienceTake: Thresher Shark’s Deadly Tail

From The New York Times’ ScienceTake: Thresher Shark’s Deadly Tail. We love sharks.

An underwater photographer swims in Palau’s Jellyfish Lake

Underwater photographer Sarosh Jacob swims in Palau’s Jellyfish Lake. Next, watch Great Migrations: Jellyfish Lake.

The Basking Shark: a gentle giant with a piano-sized mouth

Zoologist Dr. Mauvis Gore describes her work monitoring basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) — the world’s second largest fish with “ a mouth almost as wide as a piano" — in Episode 4 of the BBC...

Butterflies that drink turtle tears

Watch a butterfly drink turtle tears from a Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis unifilis). Wait, what? It’s true: butterflies and bees will drink turtle tears as a source of sodium and minerals. In ...

The Top 5 Places to Look for Alien Life

Where might we find life in our solar system? Via skeptv, Scientific American Space Lab has a countdown for that: Top 5 Places to Look for Alien Life. Bonus — the video comes with additional reading material:  ...