Critters at Play

SC Fair Duck Slide
ThemeParkSushi – Oct 26, 2011 – 10:38
Here’s 10 minutes of uninterrupted duck slide from the South Carolina State Fair.

First saw this in a short clip on twitbook (h/t Ace of Spades). Searched and found this. At almost eleven minutes, didn’t think we’d watch the whole thing, but we did. Love the way they run back up.

Just to clarify – I didn’t build this thing. I have absolutely nothing to do with it. It’s been part of the livestock exhibit for as long as I can remember. I shot this video to be used in a time-lapse video of the fair (check my channel and you’ll see it). Someone asked me to post the entire raw video, so I did. If you want to discuss whether or not it’s animal abuse, that’s totally cool with me. Just keep in mind that I only shot the video here. I do not personally own a duck slide.

Ozzy Man Reviews: Beluga Whale vs Sea Gull
Apr 29, 2020 – 4:34

Despite Ozzy’s snarky narration, it looks to me like the whale and the gull are engaging in friendly play. And sharing a fish.


Science Marches Onnnn!

6 Seriously Impressive Animal Migrations

SciShow – Oct 20, 2019 – 9:00
There are some seriously impressive journeys that animals will undertake to avoid the cold, to give birth, or to find food. All kinds of creatures migrate that you might not think about; some big and familiar, and others so small, you can barely see them.
Hosted by: Stefan Chin

Whale Fall Actively Devoured by Scavengers at Davidson Seamount

h/t Kindltot on A♠

EVNautilus – Oct 16, 2019 – 5:05
During the final dive of this year’s Nautilus expedition season, our team discovered a whale fall while exploring Davidson Seamount off central California’s coast…

How We Could Prevent a Global Rice Shortage

SciShow – Oct 21, 2019 – 6:05
Rice production needs to see a 50% increase by 2030 to keep up with population growth, but as the climate warms, rice plants will likely become less efficient. Fortunately, scientists are working on a pretty clever potential solution.
Hosted by: Olivia Gordon