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Fossil Hunting | Outdoor Nevada

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Join host John Burke as he hunts for fossils at Tule Springs, near Las Vegas.

How Coral Grows

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The Andros Island Coral Reef Diorama at the American Museum of Natural History has been showcasing life below the ocean since the 1930s. This video from DIORAMA and SciTech Now takes a close look at coral polyps, the tiny animals that makes giant coral reefs. Meet dinoflagellates, algae that lives inside coral polyps. Footage from the 1920s and 1930s shows scientists and artists as they study, document, and even paint underwater in order to recreate this setting.

Analyze the environmental conditions that Coral reefs need to thrive using the Coral Distribution activity found in the Support Materials section below.

Conflicts with Elephants | EARTH A New Wild

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Hear this first-hand account from a Sumatran farmer and his dangerous encounters with elephants. These animals, while generally not aggressive towards humans, have come into increasing conflict with farmers that compete over the same patches of forest. Use this resource to learn about wildlife management and elephant behavior.