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Discovering A Second Species of Giant Manta Ray

Beautiful footage of giant manta rays in Mozambique, including an interview with conservation biologist Dr. Andrea Marshall, who has lived there since 2003.  Andrea’s world-leading manta ray research p...

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;...

Coral Gardening in the South Pacific – Fragile Paradise

A 2009 pilot project in Fiji, Coral Gardening is a process of transplanting and growing coral in ways that help make damaged coral reefs healthy again. This clip is from the BBC’s Fragile Paradise, part of their...

Vampire squids turn inside out to avoid predators

The vampire squid can turn itself “inside out” to avoid predators. This video was released by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to emphasize the need to protect specie...

How volunteers hand-raised an orphaned short-tailed fruit bat

Lil’ Drac is an orphaned short-tailed fruit bat. This video tells the story of how volunteers at Bat World Sanctuary in Mineral Wells, Texas hand-raised Lil’ Drac from a baby to a ...

The Catlin Seaview Survey: “Street View” for the Great Barrier Reef

Being hailed as Google Street View for the Great Barrier Reef, the Catlin Seaview Survey will begin a comprehensive study of the natural world wonder in September of 2012. Using a special “squidlike” came...

A critically-endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching

In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatchi...

Big Cats and Mirrors at Big Cat Rescue

How do big and small cats of the wild react to themselves in a mirror? Big Cat Rescue has released another video to follow up some of their previous adventures with massive cat toys, laser pointers and just good old p...

Photographing polar bears underwater

National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen talks about his underwater image of a diving polar bear in Arctic waters, and the passion behind what drives his work.  Watch more videos about polar bears on this site

The Fungarium and Millennium Seed Bank Partnership at Kew

Most people know Kew Gardens as home of the world’s largest living plant collection but are not aware that it is also the location of an internationally important botanical research and educational instit...

Old paper, new paper, a classic Sesame Street short

Not only does this classic Sesame Street short explain paper recycling in a relatable way, but it's always a nice touch to hear a wide variety of music styles for a wide variety of settings:...

Brendon Grimshaw: An 86-year-old, real-life Robinson Crusoe

An 86-year-old Yorkshire man, Brendon Grimshaw may have lived alone for many years on the tiny island paradise of Moyenne in the Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean since he bought...

Shanthi, the National Zoo’s Musical Elephant, Plays the Harmonica

When the elephant keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo hear the sound of a harmonica, it’s not the radio they’ve left on. Instead, it’s the Zoo’s 36-year-old Asian elephant, Shanth...

Go Beyond Oil (Greenpeace UK Campaign)

We’ve watched this video quite a few times in the last few weeks… it’s surfaced as a kiddo-favorite. Not only is it a beautiful animation (by Toronto-based Smart Bubble Society, “a not-for-pro...

Joel Sartore‘s Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species

From photographer Joel Sartore's Biodiversity Project, a video to promote his book Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, which beautifully showcases species that are in danger of disappearing in Ame...

In.gredients: Austin’s Package-Free Grocery Store

In.gredients is a new package-free grocery store that is opening in Austin, Texas in the Summer of 2012. Its mission as the US’s first zero-waste, package-free grocery store will support...

How to use a paper towel – Portland TEDx

At a Portland TEDx event, Oregonian Joe Smith demonstrates how to use a paper towel, and moreover, demonstrates how easy it is to be mindful. Everyone should see this! via Kottke.

Baby Hippo Monifa takes her first swim at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

Monifa, a baby pygmy hippopotamus at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo in Australia, took her first swim in 2008 while proud zoo keepers looked on. From wikipedia:  The pygmy hippo is herbivorous, ...

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