I know, I know. We’ve been
talking about sea turtles a lot on the blog these days. And it’s not just because they’re awesome and cute and amazing (although they are all of those things).
As this video from TEDed so elegantly explains, sea turtles are under siege from many of the threats Ocean Conservancy works so hard to address every day. Their nesting grounds are threatened by marine debris and habitat loss or degradation, their lives at sea are further threatened by unsustainable fishing practices, floating waste and toxins, including oil spills. According to the video, sea turtles are under such pressure that their survival rate now stands at 1 percent or less between each nesting cycle.
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Ocean Life, Science & Conservation, Trash Free Seas | Tagged animation, beach trash, habitat loss, marine debris, nesting turtles, ocean trash, sea turtles, sustainable fishing, TED, TEDed, video
BBC Earth and the unmatched narration of David Attenborough present the strange life of a Kelp forest, including hand fish that walk on their fins and adorable baby squid.
Quick kelp fact: Under ideal conditions, giant kelp can grow an astonishing two feet each day.
Found on the
BBC Earth YouTube Channel
DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.
You’d be forgiven for not knowing there are people crazy enough to surf the roiling and rugged coast of Ireland. As the director and narrator of this beautiful, and arresting film says, “Not many people know who we are, what we do, or much less want to pay us for it.” Yet, here it they are reveling in the power of the dark sea.
National Geographic’s “Wild Chronicles” crew attach a camera to a bowhead whale to get a glimpse into the world of one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures. The bowhead whale is not only considered the longest living mammal on Earth, but holds the . It can measure 16 ft long, 12 ft high and 8 ft wide. Its tongue weighs approximately one ton. Guinness Book of World Records title for the largest mouth in the world