Posts Categorized: Clip of the Week

Volunteers race to save a entire generation of turtles from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Almost 70,000 eggs will be carefully dug up and relocated to beaches on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The turtles most at risk include loggerheads, Kemp’s ridley, green, and leatherback sea turtles. Many scientists agree that if the eggs are not moved, a generation of turtles could die. Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman, Bonnie Strawser said, “We believe […]

Studies show whales are capable of culture, self awareness, and human-like suffering

These sentient findings could bring a new debate to the table at International Whaling Commission meetings. For more about this story, go to: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/7841882/Whales-can-feel-and-suffer-as-humans-do.html To see video of whales in all their glory, go to: http://www.oceanfootage.com/stock_footage/whale_footage.htm

Sharks smell in stereo

The mystery of why sharks can smell a drop of blood a quarter mile away has been solved. Research shows shark noses use ‘smell stereo’ to detect tiny half-second delays in the time that odors take to reach each nostril. This time lag makes it possible for sharks to hone in on their prey by […]

Extinction now threatens over 60% of the world’s penguins

Many factors have helped put 60% of the world’s 18 species of penguin on the endangered species list. Climate change and habitat destruction are some of the significant threats, but the biggest threat to penguin survival is industrialized fishing. To learn more, go to: http://bit.ly/daGEhC To see penguin videos, go to: http://www.oceanfootage.com/stockfootage/Penguin

New Plastic Garbage Patch Discovered in the Atlantic Ocean

Researchers discovered a 2nd swirling vortex of plastic debris, this time in the Atlantic Ocean. This patch isn’t as noticeable as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” (between Hawaii and California). But within this vortex of currents lies a plague of micro plastic particles forming a toxic soup that can be extremely harmful to fish, birds, […]

Elephant Shocked by Electric Wire Kills Circus Worker

April 10, 2010 — A circus elephant in Pennsylvania is reported to have killed its trainer accidentally after coming into contact with an electric wire. To read full article visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/10/elephant-shocked-by-elect_n_533007.html To see video of Asian and African elephants, visit: //www.naturefootage.com/stockfootage/Elephant

Great White Sharks More Endangered than Wild Tigers

A recent article reports great white sharks only number around 3,500 individuals, making them rarer than tigers in the wild. To see videos of these endangered creatures, visit: http://www.oceanfootage.com/stockfootage/White shark To read the full article, go to: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1252237/Great-White-Sharks

Termite Guts May Improve Renewable Fuel

Mighty termites could help to solve our energy needs, according to the following news from the University of Florida: //www.naturefootage.com/video_clips/NZ58a_017 Termite damage costs the U.S. more than $1 billion each year, but that same destructive power might help solve one of the nation’s most pressing economic quandaries: sustainable fuel production.