Ask the Aquarium — “Why do small fish matter?”

I’m standing in front of River Giants, and these have our big fish. That’s what everyone seems to be attracted to and notice, but our rivers and creeks are full of small, little fish that are really important. What are these big fish going to eat? They’ve got to eat smaller fish. What do these […]

Serena’s Story: Why Sensory Inclusivity Matters at the Aquarium

Do you want to go to the Aquarium today? Today, I came with my husband, Craig, and my two children, Serena, who is 7, and Lucas, my son, who just turned 4. Serena has a couple of diagnoses. When she was six months old, she started to have seizures, so she was diagnosed with epilepsy. […]

Ask the Aquarium — “Why do the turtles stretch out their legs?”

We’re doing turtle yoga here in the swamp. We do it every single day, but what that means is for our aquatic turtles, these guys living in their life in the water, they’ve got to get out and catch some sunlight. So they’re crawling out and they are basking. What that means for them is […]

The art of preserving a blue marlin | Natural History Museum

So here we are in Hintze Hall, our newly renovated space. On this ground floor we have ten Wonder Bays, which show the sorts of collections that we’ve got. So on the east side we have we have extinct specimens, and on the west side we have extant specimens that are still in the world […]

Cleaning a Dirty Turtle | Critter Fixers: Country Vets

[music playing] VERNARD HODGES: Hey, how are you? MAYIA BRIGHTON: Hey, good. How are you doing? All right. You doing all right? Good to see you. Yes, sir. So what we got going on? MAYIA BRIGHTON: So Mr. Yurtle the turtle– VERNARD HODGES: Yurtle the turtle– My husband, he found this yellow-bellied slider turtle in […]

Meet Manhattan’s Turtle Lady

(whimsical music) – Walter, Pepper and Chili. Louvinia, Billy Idol, Lil’ Hootie, Stevie Wonder, Opus, Lolly, Top Hat. Right now I think I have about 36 turtles. I’m Lorri Cramer, I’m the turtle lady of Manhattan. I’m the only wildlife rehabilitator in the city that works just specifically with turtles. I rehab turtles in an […]

Portuguese Man O’ War Stings and Eats Fish – 4K

The Portuguese man o’ war (Physalia physalis), also known as the man-of-war is a marine hydrozoan found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Its long tentacles deliver a painful sting, which is venomous and powerful enough to prey on fish Despite its appearance, the Portuguese man o’ war is not a true jellyfish but […]

Ask the Aquarium — “What is a turtle’s shell made of?”

That’s a great question. So today, I’m holding a Mexican Box Turtle. This is a male. You know that because of the really bright colorations he has and a few other ways, of course, too. For the shell, it’s actually made of bone, and it’s covered in a keratin overlayer. Now, that keratin is the […]

UNREAL Aquariums: BEST in US. Hiep’s Winning Fish Tanks

number four in the world say that again number four in the world right here oh I’ll bet it’s that right it’s not rated or four in the world so here we go nothing I know you’re trained by the the sense key brother are not trained vibe I should say but like you’ve been […]

Ants vs. Turtle

Oh man! This time, I believe I’ve crossed the line. A couple weeks back you watched as my massive pet fire ant colony, you guys have named the Fire Nation, devour an entire mouse and reduce it to bones. You’ve seen them consume an entire chicken head, and totally hollow out a bird-eater tarantula. It’s […]