Mystery of the sick and starving sea lion pups: Hundreds rescued from California coast

Researchers have been left baffled as hundreds of sick and starving sea lion pups continue to wash up on California beaches in what is proving to be a particularly deadly winter for the pinnipeds. In January, rescuers netted more than 250 frail pups from San Diego to San Francisco Bay, mostly seven-month-olds that should have […]

These Squishy Batteries Are Made Out of Water, Here’s How They Work

We humans are soft and squishy, and don’t like electricity. Robots are hard and pointy, and they love it. So how do we make a robot that’s soft and squishy like living things, but still gets power? Hydrogels of course. Hard, metal robots are so 20th century. “Soft-robotics” is hip. Just like me. Soft-robotics involves […]

Why Are White Shark Attacks on the Rise? | SharkFest

[dramatic music] NARRATOR: Great whites are the most feared predator in the ocean. They typically hunt large mammals, like seals, sea lions, and whales. But they are also responsible for more attacks on humans than any other shark species. And that’s not all. When Collier digs into the details from the other four incidents in […]

Do Fish Feel Pain? The age old question!

Hey everyone! Ocean conservation and marine life expert Jaclyn Friedlander here and today at the request of Jarrett Sullivan, we are going to talk about weather or not fish feel pain. This is an interesting topic that has been under scientific debate for many years. I did a lot of research on the topic this […]

The Sloths That Could Cure Cancer: Bio-Prospecting in Panama

oh that’s amazing can I touch her sure Oh weird oh that hurts haha I didn’t realize I was gonna actually let her have you yeah but they’re very very strong medicines come a long ways since we used to put leeches all over our faces but as good as the drugs we have our […]

Investigation of the causes of mass fish kills

They were the grim scenes that shocked Australia and made headlines around the world. Millions of fish found dead in western New South Wales. “To me, it was like the coral bleaching moment for the inland. It was an incredible wake-up call.” There were three separate fish kills that took place in rapid succession. The […]