In Search of Fossil Fish

Welcome to Fossil Lake! The area I’m standing in right now is the largest and most complete representation of early Eocene life in the world, about 52 million years old. This area, during the early Eocene, was a lot like what modern Florida is today. You had crocodilians, you had paddlefish, all different kinds of […]

Night Fishing in Japan: Something’s Down There, and it’s Huge.

Japan maintains largest commercial fishing fleet in the world, and has invested heavily in technology. To pay for it all they have to bring in an awful lot of fish. Being a fisherman’s the same all over the world — brief spurts of frantic activity interspersed with long bouts of tedium. I realize fairly quickly […]

Skeet Shooting, Trout Fishing, & the Turd Confederacy

I wanna get you to taste some stuff but first, this is really important. Yeah. I’d like to make you officially a member of the Terrior Quebec, the Turd Confederacy. The Turd Confederacy. This is deer turd. This is deer turds. It’s, it’s dried. It’s dried deer turds on my neck. It’s shellacked. Shellacs turds. […]

Squirrel McNastyface

*Emily and Anna sing The Brain Scoop theme* Coming to you from the basement of The Field Museum in front of a live studio audience: Anna Goldman, and Emily Graslie! Yay! – Hi! This is the grossest thing I’ve ever seen! I mean, he does not look like most of the other squirrels that we […]

“We are chasing the last of the big fish” | Interview with fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

The way we interact with the ocean, and with the world, is insane because we behave as if we had another planet, and we don’t. My name is Daniel Pauly, I’m a professor of fisheries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I think the biggest change in the ocean has happened already, […]

Watch These Cunning Snails Stab and Swallow Fish Whole | Deep Look

Big news. You can now support Deep Look on Patreon. More after the show. Cone snails are striking … in more ways than one. They lurk in the sand around coral reefs. And wait til you see what’s under the hood. That pretty veneer is hiding an impressive array of tools … and weapons. A […]

Sensory Deprivation Tanks: Part 1/3 (Documentary)

[MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER 1: Floating is about creating a unique experience for the brain in which it’s now confronted, for the first time in its existence, a lack of sensory input. SPEAKER 2: They say it’s the most intimate experience you’ll ever have with yourself. It’s kind of like going on a date with yourself. […]

The Best Fish ‘n’ Chips in the World: MUNCHIES Guide to Scotland (Episode 3)

[Music] so I’ve stopped off here on the east coast of Scotland in a little town called Arbroath which is famous because this is the place where they sign the dip the bit but they conduct a big line which is where they signed the indept which is known as the place Wes physician which […]

Mercury From Dental Amalgam Creates Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

My name is Anne Summers and I’m on the faculty at the University of Georgia in Athens I teach microbiology and I do research using microorganisms I’ve been working for oh well let’s say since 1969 on Mercury as a subject of interest I began working on this when I was a doctoral student at […]