An Electric Eel and a Caiman

:introduction jingle: :sloshing water and bird sounds as gentle orchestra music plays in the background: So, we’re out here with Maria and Isabel. And, they’re Icthyologists, and we’re going to go fishing. They have this net. Where they sweep the net through the deeper parts of the water. And, try to get the fish to […]

Watson And The Shark | Shark Week (Real Shark Attack)

If you’re like me, Shark Week is one of your favorite times of the year. Perhaps it’s the mystery that surrounds these animals that attracts us, or maybe it’s the scary stories of JAWS come to life that reels us in. All we know is that we love Shark Week, and we can’t get enough. […]

Gannets Diving for Fish

Perhaps no other bird masters air and water like a gannet! With a long narrow six-foot wingspan, a gannet can hover, glide, soar and dive, but it’s beneath the surface of the water that they really come into their own. With the Atlantic offering up such bounty, the constant fishing trips barely make a dent […]

Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures – Fish Tank Prank

(Whip cracking) Michael: What’s up? What’s up? What’d you remember? (Geoff laughing) Geoff: I did– I remember something I did in high school. Lindsay: God. Ryan: Oh, no. Michael: Yep. Geoff: I had– Michael: Did they ever find the body? Geoff: I had this teacher in biology class, I’ve talked about her before; I won’t […]

Disease! Crash Course World History 203

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about a subject that makes me profoundly uncomfortable: disease. This is a tough subject for me personally because I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, but to be fair, my fears are kind of rational. I am afraid that my […]

Fossil Fish, PT. III: The Preparation

Hey, we’re here back at The Field Museum with Akiko, who is the Fossil Preparator. – Yep! – And we are going to be working on some of the fish that we excavated from Wyoming. What’s next? So what kind of tools and things are necessary to prepare a fossil? – Well, you’re holding the […]

Super Fish

– [Narrator] All the fish are concentrated in this last patch of water. The Dogon know this, and today, the whole tribe will go fishing, and they’re off. (tribe yelling) (tribe yelling) (excited strings) (excited strings) For the most successful fishermen, this day will mean some much needed protein at the end of a long, […]

The Secret Weapon That Could Help Save Bees

Hi, this is Alex, from MinuteEarth. Each spring in California, so many almond trees put out flowers at the same time that local bees can’t pollinate them all. So, almond farmers pay beekeepers to bring bees from all over the country at exactly the moment the trees flower. That might seem crazy, but, almonds and […]

Aliens? Demon? Nope, it’s just a fish. [60 Second Specimens]

Guadalajara, Mexico, 1953. During a break from his expedition collecting insects, Field Museum research associate Dr. Charles H. Seevers was perusing an antique store when he came across a most unusual specimen. It was this alien-looking creature, with sunken eyes, a protruding mouth and horns, and a long, barbed tail. Is it a demon baby, […]

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world: Currently there are 4 failing states and 3 wars, with major powers increasingly taking opposite sides. Countless armed militias and terrorist groups are spreading violence across borders. The region has seen conflict after conflict going back well into the 20th century. But […]