Animalia

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: A Bird’s Eye View of the BP Oil Spill, oil drilling, oil spill, oil wells, petroleum, BP, British Petroleum, TransOcean, environment, animals, streaming video This news report of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico features a “bird’s eye view” of the spill, including footage of the pelican rookery filled with oiled…

tags: Dawn dishwashing liquid, television commercial, advertising, oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, BP oil spill, British Petroleum, streaming video Experiments have shown that Dawn dishwashing liquid works best to save oiled wildlife and doesn’t burn their tender skin and eyes. According to the information I’ve found, Dawn is donating all the detergent used to clean…

Life in the Aphotic Zone

tags: Life in the Aphotic Zone, animals, marine life, marine biology, bioluminescence, benthic zone, abyssal zone, streaming video This fascinating video captures a glimpse of the weird and wonderful animals that live in the aphotic zone. The aphotic zone (aphotic from Greek prefix ἀ- + φῶς “without light”) is the portion of a lake or…

tags: Parrots the Universe and Everything, biogeography, lemurs, twig technology, conservation, endangered species, evolution, komodo dragons, kakapo, baiji, comedy, Douglas Adams, streaming video Douglas Adams was the best-selling British author and satirist who created The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [DVD]. In this talk at UCSB recorded shortly before his tragic and untimely death, Adams…

Fledermaus Hologramm

tags: Fledermaus Hologramm, Senckenberg Naturmuseum, museums, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, travel, fossils, paleontology, image of the day, photography Fledermaus Hologramm. Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Image: GrrlScientist, 13 April 2010 [larger view]

Faster Than a Bear

tags: bear sighting, wildlife, news reporting, slow news day, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland, television, humor, funny, fucking hilarious, streaming video OMG, THERE’S A BEAR IN MY BACKYARD!!!11!!eleventy!!! This video is an amusing look at what happens when a news reporter and his camera crew clearly have too much time (and technology) on their hands …

tags: Life, Discovery Channel, Reptiles and Amphibians, Waterfall Toad Leap from Danger, animals, mammals, birds, BBC, television, streaming video Gail Weiswasser at the Discovery channel emailed a few days ago to tell me about TONIGHT’s premiere on the Discovery Channel of BBC’s LIFE, the 11-part follow up to PLANET EARTH (the most successful natural history…

tags: Life, Discovery Channel, Reptiles and Amphibians, Komodo Dragons Hunt Buffalo, animals, mammals, birds, BBC, television, streaming video Gail Weiswasser at the Discovery channel emailed a few days ago to tell me about the upcoming March 21 premiere on the Discovery Channel of BBC’s LIFE, the 11-part follow up to PLANET EARTH (the most successful…

tags: Life, Discovery Channel, BBC, Challenges of Life, Stalk-Eyed Fly, animals, mammals, birds, television, streaming video Gail Weiswasser at the Discovery channel emailed a few days ago to tell me about the upcoming March 21 premiere of BBC’s LIFE on the Discovery Channel. LIFE is the 11-part follow up to PLANET EARTH (the most successful…

tags: Life, Discovery Channel, Challenges of Life, Cheetas Hunting Ostrich, animals, mammals, birds, television, BBC, streaming video Gail Weiswasser at the Discovery Channel emailed a few days ago to tell me about the upcoming March 21 premiere of BBC’s LIFE, the 11-part follow up to PLANET EARTH (the most successful natural history documentary of all…