Biodiversity

7,000 Kinds of Amphibians

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Did you know there are 7,000 different kinds of amphibians? Learn more with this fun music video! Song by Conor Loughridge and the Wiggly Tendrils.

Brought to you by the California Academy of Sciences. Check out other videos and animations in our Science Video Vault.

Reflections on the Ocean and Blue Shark | Ireland's Wild Coast

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Just like the land, oceans change with the seasons. Most of these changes go unnoticed, since so much of our interaction with the water is at the surface level. As the seasons change, different species come and go. The Blue Shark appears off the west coast of Ireland during the summer, feeding in the rich waters as it passes through. Most of our experiences with the ocean are inherently at the surface, and it's a worthy adventure to dive deeper and see what's happening beneath what the eye can see.

What's the Deadliest Animal in the World? | It's Okay to Be Smart

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The world's deadliest animal may be closer than you think.

RARE: How Humans Impact the Key Deer Population

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Observe a small, endangered species of deer with National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore and learn how its survival is tied to human activities, in this adapted video from RARE—Creatures of the Photo Ark. The Key deer, one of the rarest mammals in North America, is well adapted to the conditions of its natural habitat, the tropical island chain the Florida Keys. But its population has been threatened by humans who have also made the Keys their home. Even though government protections have helped increase the Key deer population in recent years, these animals remain at risk. This resource is part of the RARE–Creatures of the Photo Ark Collection.

Human Activities That Threaten Biodiversity | Biodiversity Course

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Human activities and population growth threaten biodiversity in almost every corner of our planet. Local threats to species richness include land-use changes, pollution, resource exploitation, and invasive species.

Habitat Earth

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Discover what it means to live in today’s connected world with Habitat Earth, an award-winning film that takes viewers on a journey through the vast networks of life on Earth. You'll learn how life changes our planet—and how we benefit from our connections to the life that surrounds us.

Big Pacific: Mysterious

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Explore the long-held behaviors that make the olive ridley sea turtle, pufferfish, horseshoe crab, and bioluminescent firely squid such unique members of the Pacific Ocean's vast and varied ecosystems.

I Don't Think You're Ready for these Jellies | It's Okay to Be Smart

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Joe Hanson went behind the scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to learn about jellyfish.

Big Pacific: Violent

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Explore the predatory relationships and uniquely harsh conditions experienced by animals, sea creatures, and microbes in the Pacific waters surrounding the Philippines, China, Indonesia, and New Zealand.

Clip 4: The Benthic Zone | Gulf Detectives

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To get to the bottom of the question, Morgan heads to the Benthic Zone to meet with marine mud experts to learn how organisms are collected. Then back at the lab, he learns more about these organisms and their importance to the ecosystem.

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