Biodiversity

Mussel Reproduction Process | Iowa Land and Sky

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There are many and varied mussels species in the state Mussels use a host a fish as part of their reproduction process Each mussel species uses a different host fish and because of that uses a different strategy to attract the host fish they use.

River Rewilding: Macro Identification

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In this video, a high school teacher and her students demonstrate how to use macros to explore water quality.

The Importance of Freshwater Mussels | Iowa Land and Sky

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Freshwater mussels are historically a cornerstone species to Iowa's ecosystems. While industry and modern life has threatened their existence, they continue to be a valuable resource to every organism that calls Iowa home. 

Paws for a Minute | Linne’s Two-Toed Sloth

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Learn about linne’s two-toed sloths — where they live in the wild, features of their habitat, and how their specific physical features and feeding behaviors help them survive. (This original, one-minute video was produced by Rhode Island PBS, in association with Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.) 

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Watershed | Episode 3: Fishes' Brew

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Water is used in every step of the beer making process, but only a small amount makes it into the bottle. The impact of the craft beer industry on water resources is an industry-wide concern. Meet the brewmeisters of Baere Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado, and the founder of the Rare Fish Rare Beer Project as they team up to give back to the resource and raise awareness about the endangered fish species that inhabit their watershed.

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Paws for a Minute | Southern Tamandua

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Learn about southern tamanduas — where they live in the wild, features of their habitat, and how their specific physical features and feeding behaviors help them survive. (This original, one-minute video was produced by Rhode Island PBS, in association with Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.)

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Paws for a Minute | Golden Lion Tamarin

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Learn about golden lion tamarins — where they live in the wild, features of their habitat, and how their specific physical features and feeding behaviors help them survive. (This original, one-minute video was produced by Rhode Island PBS, in association with Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.)

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Paws for a Minute | Elegant Crested Tinamou

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Learn about elegant crested tinamous — where they live in the wild, features of their habitat, and how their specific physical features and feeding behaviors help them survive. (This original, one-minute video was produced by Rhode Island PBS, in association with Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.)

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Paws for a Minute | River Otter

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Learn about the river otter—where they live in the wild, features of their habitat, and how their specific physical features and feeding behaviors help them survive. (This original, one-minute video was produced by Rhode Island PBS, in association with Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.)

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Paws for a Minute | Armadillo

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Learn about armadillos — where they live in the wild, features of their habitat, and how their specific physical features and feeding behaviors help them to survive. (This original, one-minute video is produced by Rhode Island PBS, in association with Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.)

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