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    Hippo chasing boat! Scary! (ORIGINAL VIDEO)

    February 2, 2020


    LUKE: Are they the second, uh,
    deadliest animal on the planet? DRIVER:The second? LUKE: Are they? They’re very dangerous right? DRIVER: I’m not getting what you’re saying LUKE: Are they very dangerous? DRIVER: very very dangerous They’re the biggest killer in Africa It is said hippos have killed more people in Africa
    than any other animal. The biggest Killer. LUKE: Yup, here he comes. To kill us all. EVAN: He doesn’t like us. Woah there he goes. There’s a wake right there. WOAH! Did you see that fish jump? LUKE: Yeah, it just jumped over him.

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    Animal Bro – That’s Fishing (Official Music Video)

    December 29, 2019


    Random Noises Bass, Crappie, Catfish catch em every day don’t be by me cause I will slay Catching all the big ones like I’ m gettin paid Redfish, Drum, and Trout in the bay So many fish can’t even fillet, got a big fish how much does it weigh? Cause I’m gonna catch em Said don’t be by me gonna let my fishes go free Already have a trophy gar, sad you ain’t out here, you’re sitting in your car I’m out here lookin at the stars, I can see mars, yeah What don’t you know about me, I dont cast my lures in the tree I might look like it but I’m not three Catfish on live bait, Bass on fly Slay those monsters till I die Throw my jig at that big bass, Yall know it doesn’t land in the tall grass Clouser is flying, beats not dying, what you want from me just stop your cryin. Bobbers and hooks is all I need, a fish from me is guarenteed So much water to explore I love the sights I want some more Casting the reds, jigging for the flounder Reeling in that stud ten pounder Bayou, Bay or Herman park Bring em in until it’s dark One more fish, one more cast, one things for sure, it won’t be the last I’m not gonna fail gotta get hold of at least one tail already know its gonna be a whale try to catch like me with no prevail Holding my rod and I fell that thump, set the hook and I see it jump Fight and thrash my arms are tired, the battle ends when the fish expired. Lifting that slaunch is a feat It’s a feeling you cant beat Watching her swim away to fight another day that’s fishing Thats fishing

    Fish Surgery
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    Fish Surgery

    December 21, 2019


    Once an animal has become a part of the Vancouver
    Aquarium’s collection, it’s really our responsibility to provide the very best possible care for
    that animal. And that really holds true, if that animal is a beluga whale or even a jellyfish.
    Many people are kind of surprised about how much we can do medically for something like
    a fish. People might think that it’s cheaper or easier to just get another one. But that’s
    simply not what we believe, and it’s just not the conservation message that we want
    to send.

    The Puppies Go To The Beach
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    The Puppies Go To The Beach

    December 3, 2019


    (light cheerful music) – [Narrator] The service dogs in training from Doggy Do Good have a big day ahead of them. It’s beach day! The sun, the surf, and boundless distractions that could cause any of these dogs to flunk out of Service Dog School. This is Puppy Prep. ^(light cheerful music) None of the pups are more excited to smell that ocean air ^than eight-month-old Golden Retriever, Luke. He’s been hanging out by the beach since he was only a couple months old. ^His half-sister, Remmy, is also excited, maybe too excited. It’s all right for her to take a second and adjust to the new sights and smells, but when it comes time for work, Remmy’s going to need to focus. For these puppies, the first order of business at any new location is to sample the local grass. While they’re not supposed to chew on the foliage, it’s easy for the pups to sneak a bite when the trainers have their backs turned. And the trainers turn their back frequently. Having this many puppies around draws attention, and people are excited to learn about the service dogs. But Nelly and Remmy are taking this chance to mess around. (dogs barking) The dogs aren’t supposed to go on the sand after 10:00, and while special exception can be made for service animals, there’s no shortage of other activities by the ocean, like the playground. The playground offers a multitude of different surfaces, sounds, and experiences. All of this builds confidence, getting the puppies ready for anything. ^First one up, six-month-old Chocolate Lab, Benelli. Climbing on rocks and walking on sand may appear simple, but it’s actually building the puppy’s comfort on a variety of surfaces. Wherever Benelli goes, she needs to be focused not on where she’s standing but on what her owner may need. – Good girl. – [Narrator] After breezing through the different surfaces, it’s time for something that will really disorient her. – Good girl. – [Narrator] The slide. While Benelli’s future owners may never actually take her down a slide, it’s important she has confidence to handle all kinds of new experiences. At first, she’s nervous, but with some coaxing and the promise of treat… – Good girl! – [Narrator] …even a puppy like Benelli can find her courage. Now back on firm land, the trainer is sure to praise Benelli up, building a connection in the puppy’s mind between bravery and reward. Fresh off the excitement of the slide, Trainer Paul tosses his keys to ensure Benelli still knows it’s work time. – Good, get it. – [Narrator] And she happily does her job. – Benelli, great, get it. Benelli, get it. Good girl. – [Narrator] There’s still one more slide for Benelli to attempt. (dramatic drumbeats) The spiral slide. That is, if she can get up to it. With a bit of a running start… – Benelli, jump. – [Narrator] …she makes the leap. – Good girl. – [Narrator] Her lesson from the other slide has her excited to try this one. Having never seen them before five minutes ago, slides are now simple for the six-month-old Chocolate Lab. – Woo hoo hoo! Good girl!
    Good girl. – [Narrator] Back with the dogs in down stay, ^Karen tries to refocus Remmy. She tries to get the Golden to heel, and focus in, but the eight-month-old won’t settle down. This isn’t good. Remmy’s future owner will count on her, day in and day out. And, it looks like Remmy’s lack of focus is starting to spread. Luke, get back! Come on, Karen’s trying to focus on Remmy. Kaya, are you serious? Come on! – Kaya, no! – [Narrator] All three Goldens have the sillies now, even usually dependable Luke. Kaya has to refocus, and quick. It’s her turn to walk the playground. ^The eight-month-old enjoys jumping on different surfaces. – Good girl! Good girl. Come on, let’s go. – [Narrator] The straight slide. – Good girl! Good girl, Kaya! Good girl! – [Narrator] And when it’s time for the spiral slide, what was a tough jump for Benelli is an easy hop for Kaya. But, what goes up must come down, and Kaya’s confused how that’s supposed to happen. When Sandy, the owner of Doggie Do Good, leads the way, Kaya eventually figures it out. She’s immediately praised for her bravery. – Good girl! Good girl! – [Narrator] A second attempt down the slide… (laughs) Oh, look at you. Oh, no. Good try, Kaya.
    Good try. – Good girl. Good girl, Kaya. – [Narrator] But, what’s important is that Kaya’s conquered her fear, and admirably so. Back in the down stay, it looks like Remy has finally calmed… Oh. Relax, Remmy.
    It’s just a bird. All right.
    Good girl, Remmy. Thank goodness you’re finally starting to show some self-control, otherwise today could have been the day you failed at… Oh no. – [Trainer] Remmy! – [Narrator] Breaking from a down stay to this degree is a bad sign. With Karen working with Kaya, Paul has to leave the dogs to find where Remmy ran off. Even though they’re unsupervised, they don’t dare to break; no one wants the fate that’s about to befall Remmy. Lockdown. Remmy now has to think about what she’s done, and hope it doesn’t mean expulsion. ^Now, it’s Luke’s turn to take a lap around the playground. – Good boy. – [Narrator] His first challenge is the rocking horse. Karen is trying to get Luke to jump over it, in preparation for future awkward spaces. – Stay. – [Narrator] Luke is not having it. – Good boy.
    Jump over it. – [Narrator] He hasn’t had problems of bravery in the past, so this is a new issue. – Over it.
    Nope. Over it.
    Good boy, come on. – [Narrator] Eventually, our hero figures it out. – Good, good! Good boy! – [Narrator] And Karen is sure to reward his courage. – Good job! Good boy, let’s go! – [Narrator] If Luke shows the same hesitation on the slide, then… – Good boy! – [Narrator] …well, nevermind. – Good job, Luke! Good boy! – [Narrator] Looks like after only a couple attempts, he’s already a pro. – Good job!
    Good boy! – [Narrator] Good job, buddy. – Good job. – [Narrator] When Luke returns to down stay, he finds Deacon is still getting used to his harness. He’s not quite sure why he can’t flip all the way over on his back. Paul straightens him out, and it’s back to down stay. ^Okay, Remmy. ^You’ve had a tough day so far, so time to redeem yourself on the playground. First up is the rocking horse that Luke struggled with. – Come on.
    Good girl. Over it. – [Narrator] Just like with her half-brother, it’s a matter of confidence. – Let’s go. – [Narrator] And it suddenly looks like Remmy’s lost most of hers. The culprit? The pirate ship steering wheel. – Just need a second. – [Narrator] Notice how her tail is tucked between her legs? So do the trainers. They’re hyper-aware of the pup’s attitude, and this is a huge signal from Remmy. Karen gets down on Remmy’s level and starts feeding her treats. She pets her and praises her, trying to show Remmy she’s safe. Remmy then has to pass by the wheel several more times, ensuring the dog has confronted her fear. – [Karen] Good girl. – [Narrator] If Karen can get Remmy to sniff the wheel or be still next to it, that’s going to be a great indication that Remmy’s making progress. – Good girl! – [Narrator] Eventually, a sniff. – [Karen] Good job! – [Narrator] And after a few more laps, her tail starts to wag again. Remmy’s done extremely well, and with so much excitement already had on the playground, the slide can wait for another day. ^Back on the grass, the undeniable Mr. Pip ^finds himself in an embarrassing situation. – [Trainer] Mr. Pip. – [Narrator] Because he is by far the worst at down stay, Mr. Pip has to be tied up, to the other dogs. Luke seems confused why he has to babysit, but he doesn’t mind. It gives him something to watch as he snacks on the grass. – [Trainer] Luke, leave it. Luke, release. – [Narrator] Finally, some respect. Unbelievable. Chin up, Mr. Pip. You’re still a hero in our hearts. (Mr. Pip whines) ^Another hero from Doggie Do Good is recent graduate Sammy. Sammy transitioned to his forever family only five months ago, but his bond with handler Bryce has been immediate. Sammy helps Bryce with several diagnoses, including generalized anxiety disorder, ADHD, inflammatory bowel disease, and bipolar disorder. One way Sammy aids Bryce is during Bryce’s regular blood draws. Before going into an appointment, Sammy gives Bryce hugs and pressure, helping to prepare the boy for the anxiety the needles cause. During the draws, Sammy gives Bryce constant pressure to help him feel more comfortable. Sammy knows Bryce isn’t in distress now, but the 18-month-old lab checks in constantly, making sure, if Bryce ever needs him, he’s there. While Bryce’s family had always had animals, at first, they weren’t sure about adding a service dog. The support that Sammy’s provided in only his first few months, however, has made it all worth it. Someday, the puppies in training will have similar bonds with their owners and be just as important to a family as Sammy is. Back with the student pups, it’s time for a long walk on the beach. ^Or at least next to it. ^Remmy’s had a big day, so trainer Paul takes this walk very slow. Whenever Remmy begins to pull away or move in a different direction, the trainer stops. This teaches Remmy to stay focused. During a heel, the puppies need to be paying attention to the handler constantly, not drifting away on their own line. – [Paul] Good girl. – [Narrator] Eventually, Remmy starts to do better. On the stairs, heel is even more difficult for these pups. Dogs want to be on even ground, and prefer bolting up and down steps. The people they’ll someday aid, however, may need help with stairs, so it’s important the puppies learn patience. To end her day, Paul works with Remmy on one of her special abilities: hug. As difficult as the day has been for the young Golden, it’s important to remember that someday she’ll be a huge comfort to a lucky family. It’s going to take work and patience, but it’s clear it’ll be worth it. – Release. Good. – [Narrator] Some dogs can become nervous on the pier, as the spaces between the uneven surfaces can be uncomfortable under their paws. ^Not our Mr. Pip, though. ^He even finds the time to get in some of his best down stay work to date. Good boy, Mr. Pip. As the day winds down, Paul begins ^to test a special skill with Kaya: steady. Steady allows people with mobility issues to put pressure on a dog, to sit down, stand up, or just regain their balance. It’s one of Deacon’s specialties, and might someday be Kaya’s as well. Knowing her eight-month-old joints are still developing, Paul puts only the lightest of pressure over her legs. Once she’s grown, she’ll be able to take much more weight, and may even wear a harness like Deacon. At the end of the day, some dogs took steps forward, while others, steps back. For all these puppies, though, it’s still too soon to tell who will flunk out, and who will graduate Puppy Prep. (light cheerful music)

    Killed by plastic pollution: unknown animal washes up on Cornwall beach. #TheCreature
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    Killed by plastic pollution: unknown animal washes up on Cornwall beach. #TheCreature

    November 24, 2019


    (metal detector clicking) (clicking increases) (high-pitched squealing) I think it… I, you know,
    I think it’s… it was… I’ve never seen anything
    that looks like this. It looked like a whale,
    but I don’t know if it was a whale. I don’t know. (dog whining, barking) Like a big lump of… Like a… It looked, initially, like a…
    a seal, a huge seal. ..get closer… Amazing. Very strange. It was hard to know
    whether it was alive, at first. But, then, there was a slight wheezing. I mean, it was amazing
    how everybody pulled together so quickly and did the best that they could. Reaching in and pulling out so much stuff. We were just trying
    to get her to… breathe again. (guttural moan) The kids were… incredible. They have, just, like,
    this natural instinct to care for things. (high-pitched frequency) It sounds bonkers, but there was… It was kind of like a flashing. Pulsating. It was definitely responding to us,
    in some way. We thought it meant… We thought we’d saved her,
    but it was… (pulsating stops) When its energy, kind of, went… I think we all knew. Once the tide came up,
    we just… let it go. And it just felt right, to… to give it back to the sea.

    Watch These Cunning Snails Stab and Swallow Fish Whole | Deep Look
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    Watch These Cunning Snails Stab and Swallow Fish Whole | Deep Look

    November 11, 2019


    Big news. You can now support Deep Look on Patreon. More after the show. Cone snails are striking … in more ways
    than one. They lurk in the sand around coral reefs. And wait til you see what’s under the hood. That pretty veneer is hiding an impressive
    array of tools … and weapons. A cone snail’s breathing tube, called a
    siphon, is actually more like a sheet of muscle rolled into a snorkel. Besides drawing water to gills deep in its
    shell, the siphon also can pick up the scent of unsuspecting prey. That’s when the cone snail goes spearfishing. Its extendible proboscis is packing a concealed
    weapon. A tiny, hollow harpoon made of chitin, the
    same tough stuff in a lobster shell. And the end of the proboscis is tricked out
    with receptors. Taste buds. That help it close in on its target. When it strikes, the snail’s pace jumps
    to light speed. The embedded harpoon doubles as a hypodermic
    needle to inject the victim with paralyzing venom. As it reels in the catch, the cone snail uses
    another covert tool called a rostrum. It opens up to swallow the fish whole. Some cone snails hunt more familiar prey. Other snails. The smaller snail digs down to hide its shell
    opening. The predator looks for a way in. When it finds it, the hunter hits its prey
    with more than one shot of venom. A lot is going on in the fifth of a second
    before the snail fires that harpoon. So let’s rewind and break it down. First the proboscis flexes as the muscles
    inside prepare for the strike. Then the venom floods into the proboscis,
    but stops just short of the harpoon. A round muscle holds the lethal fluid in check,
    like a kink in a hose, building even more pressure. Then, everything blows, and propels the venom
    into the harpoon, the harpoon into the prey. What has scientists interested in cone snails
    is that their venom varies not only from species to species but also from individual to individual,
    and even from shot to shot. In fact they seem to mix their venom cocktail
    on the fly from thousands of unique ingredients, each with its own purpose. All this variety means a world of new drugs
    could lie under that shell. Novel ways to treat things like chronic pain,
    Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. Most cone snail strikes hurt as much as a
    bee sting. A few can kill you though, like this geography
    cone, it has the most venomous sting in the world. Here’s a tip: Don’t go gathering these
    shells when you’re snorkeling in Australia. Matt O’Dowd: Or as they say down under,
    if it’s a cone, leave it alone. Laura: It’s Matt O’Dowd from Space Time! Matt: Good’ay Laura. Laura: Matt spends as much time thinking about
    very big things, like the universe, as we do thinking about very small things. Matt: That’s right, but if you want really
    small, you check out our quantum mechanics playlist. Laura: Nice. You can support both Deep Look and Space Time
    on Patreon. Follow the links here and in the description
    to learn more. Thanks for watching. Matt: Catch you later.