Preserving the Dry Coral Collection
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Preserving the Dry Coral Collection

[MUSIC BEGINS] [SOUND OF BREATHING THROUGH SNORKEL]>>ESTEFANíA RODRíGUEZ (Associate Curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History): Corals are Cnidarians. Cnidarians is a group of animals, around 10,000 species more or less, relatively simple, but very diverse, with many, many forms, including jellyfish, corals, anemones. Stony corals are the corals that everybody knows. […]

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Facts: The Hammerhead Shark
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Facts: The Hammerhead Shark

The hammerhead shark is easily identifiable by its uniquely shaped head called a cephalofoil. The unusual head shape of these sharks spread their eyes and olfactory organs further apart, improving their vision and sense of smell. The position of their eyes ensures that they can see above and below at all times. Their head is […]

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Octopus 101 | Gardens?
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Octopus 101 | Gardens?

Hi everyone, I’m Candace Reid-Rose. I take care of our giant Pacific octopus at Monterey Bay Aquarium. If you’re here, you’re probably wondering, what is an octopus’s garden? [Laughs] [Opening Title: Octopus 101 | Gardens] Octopuses do have gardens. They will find things that they really like– maybe there’s a really shiny shell that they […]

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How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?
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How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. […]

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School of Biological Sciences Showcase
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School of Biological Sciences Showcase

We offer excellent opportunities for the students to gain really in-depth knowledge about a particular area of Biological Sciences. We have a very broad school in terms of the facilities and the staff expertise available to the students. So we’re a School of Biological Sciences and also Environmental Sciences so we cover a real wide […]

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