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Incredible footage of hermit crab changing shells with anemones!
 
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In this exciting excerpt from the third season of Jonathan Bird's Blue World, Jonathan films a hermit crab changing shells and then also transferring its anemones from one shell to the other. This is extremely rare footage of a seldom-seen behavior! To see the whole episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFkdiCQxbyg ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 2350608 BlueWorldTV
Shark Eyesight | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this fun, fact-filled episode of Shark Academy, Jonathan explores shark eyesight. Do sharks see in color? Do sharks see better than people, or worse? Do sharks have eyelids? You too can be an expert in shark eyesight in only two and a half minutes! ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 138713 BlueWorldTV
Symbiosis In The Sea | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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In this webisode Jonathan explores different types of symbiosis in the ocean, including mutualism, commensalism and parasitism, and how animals use it for survival. This is an HD re-release of a season 3 episode. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 218690 BlueWorldTV
Tiger Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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Jonathan Bird is back with another zany Shark Academy episode! This time he explores the world of Tiger sharks in 3 minutes! ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 271314 BlueWorldTV
Shark Teeth | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this informative Shark Academy episode, Jonathan Bird explores the different kinds of teeth that sharks have and what they are used for. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** Why do sharks have different kinds of teeth, and why do they have so many? I'm Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy! Different sharks feed on different things, and so shark teeth have evolved along with sharks. Small bottom-dwelling sharks that feed mostly on invertebrates have flattened teeth for crushing. Sharks that feed on fish typically have pointy teeth designed to grab and hold slippery prey so it can't get away, and the prey is swallowed whole. The Mako and Sand Tiger shark have these kind of teeth. Sharks that feed on larger animals have more saw-shaped teeth designed for taking bites out of larger prey. The white shark, Bull shark and Reef sharks have teeth like this. The most extreme example of a cutting tooth is the fossilized tooth of the extinct Megalodon shark, kind of like a prehistoric Great White that was larger than any shark alive today, including the whale shark. The Megalodon had the biggest teeth of any shark known. This is a set of jaws from a Bull shark and in the front you can see the active row of teeth that the shark was using, but if you look in the back, you can see, like a conveyor belt, there’s a steady supply of replacement teeth ready to go as soon as one of those front teeth would break off or fall out. So the shark had essentially an unending supply of teeth. In this way, sharks never run out of teeth and they don't need to go to a dentist! It's estimated that some sharks go through 35,000 teeth in a lifetime!
Views: 157783 BlueWorldTV
Beluga Bloopers | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD Extra
 
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These goofy out-takes from the "Beluga Whales at the Mystic Aquarium" episode show what it takes to get a good "stand up" on camera! Jonathan Bird's Blue World is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program that airs on public television in the United States. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 126439 BlueWorldTV
Shark Coloration | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this episode of Shark Academy, Jonathan explains countershading and other shark colorations. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** Do sharks have camouflage? Do they need camouflage? I'm Jonathan Bird and this is Shark Academy! Most people, when they imagine a shark, think of something like this: a reef shark, with the classic sharky look. Almost all sharks of this type are grayish with a darker top and lighter underside. This is called countershading. What is it for? Imagine sunlight falling on a shark with no countershading. The top would be illuminated more brightly than the underside. This would make the shark very easy to see, and its shape is obvious. However if you darken the top of the shark so that it matches the brightness of the underside when sunlight falls on it, now it's much harder to see, and its shape has been disguised. That is countershading, and it's what sharks do to help blend in while swimming in plain sight. Other sharks like the Wobbegong live entirely on the bottom and hunt by ambushing their prey. They have evolved complex coloration and camouflage to blend in to the sea floor. The Whale shark? Well, in addition to counter shading it has spots on top. Biologists think these help the shark use the dappling of sunlight near the ocean surface to disguise their shape. Why does the world’s biggest fish need camouflage? Well, that’s anyone’s guess! Don’t go away! If you’re interested in sharks, there are more than 30 Shark Academy episodes to watch! You can also join my underwater adventures on Jonathan Bird’s Blue World! And don’t ever miss a new episode, subscribe now!
Views: 523307 BlueWorldTV
Whale Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this exciting episode of Shark Academy, Jonathan dives into the world of the world's largest shark--the Whale shark! Is it a whale or a fish? You will be an expert in 4 minutes! ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 280438 BlueWorldTV
Great White Shark Adventure | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Ten years after filming Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island in Mexico for the first season of Jonathan Bird's Blue World, Jonathan and the team return to Guadalupe to see how it has changed. Are the sharks still there? JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 211739 BlueWorldTV
Shark Reproduction | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this great educational segment, Jonathan explores the reproductive strategies of sharks, explaining how some sharks lay eggs (oviparity), produce live young (viviparity) or produce eggs that develop internally (ovoviviparity). ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** Are they born from eggs or live born? Or both? How do sharks reproduce? I’m Jonathan Bird and this is shark academy! Unlike fish, which produce large amounts of eggs, most of which never reach maturity, sharks produce far fewer, but larger, offspring, and they have a much better chance of reaching adulthood. Sharks can reproduce in several ways. Many small sharks, like the horn shark, the swell shark and cat sharks actually lay eggs on the bottom. The baby shark develops in there, living off a yolk sac filled with nutrients. The baby, a miniature version of its parents, is born after a few months to a year of gestation, depending on water temperature and the species. Sharks using this reproductive strategy are called oviparous. Meaning egg-laying. Other sharks are viviparous. They give birth to live young which develop inside the mother shark, receiving nutrients and oxygen from mom through an umbilical cord, just like humans. Larger sharks like Blue sharks, Bull sharks and Hammerheads use this technique. The last group of sharks are ovoviparous, (also known as Aplacental Yolk Sac Viviparous). In this system, the mother produces eggs like the oviparous system, but instead of laying her eggs on the bottom, she carries them inside her body until they hatch. When the babies pop out, you might think the shark was viviparous, but the babies had no umbilical cord inside, they lived off a yolk sac. In the weird category, the Sand Tiger shark has a strange variation on its ovoviviparous reproduction known as intrauterine cannibalism. The mother produces up to 50 pups in each of two uteruses, but the first baby in each uterus that reaches about 4" long eats all its siblings! After 12 months of gestation, the mother then gives birth to a pair of 3 foot long pups! Pups that are well fed! Because sharks put so much more time, effort and energy into producing a viable offspring than bony fish do, they give birth to far fewer pups. A whale shark produces the most pups of any shark—around 300 at a time—but then again, mom is the size of a bus. The Thresher and Sand Tiger only produce two pups at a time. The Blue shark can produce 135 at a time, which is a lot for a shark not the size of a bus. Gestation is long too, averaging 9-12 months. Baby Spiny Dogfish take 22 months—almost two years—for their young to develop. Most sharks take quite a while to become mature enough to reproduce as well. Great Hammerheads take 9 years. Lemon and Bull sharks take 15 years. Spiny Dogfish? 20 years. So, between the small litters, a long gestation period and long time to reach maturity, sharks just don’t reproduce very quickly. This is the reason they are so vulnerable to overfishing. If you’re interested in sharks, there are more than 30 Shark Academy episodes to watch! You can also join my underwater adventures on Jonathan Bird’s Blue World! And don’t ever miss a new episode--subscribe now!
Views: 369691 BlueWorldTV
Sponges! | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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A sponge might not look like much, but these simple animals with no brain or ability to move have lived on Earth for hundreds of millions of years. They can hunt prey and spawn, and Jonathan demonstrates how in this fascinating segment about the biology of sponges! ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** When people think of a sponge, they usually imagine something like this: a cleaning sponge for washing the dishes…or for washing the car. Cleaning sponges are synthetic these days, but they used to come from the ocean. Back in the days before we had synthetic sponges for housework, cleaning sponges did come from the ocean. They were harvested by hard-hat divers walking along the ocean floor in heavy weighted boots with a rake-like tool to pluck the sponges off the bottom. It was a dangerous and difficult job. Bagfuls of sponges were lifted to the boat above. Immediately, the crew set to work cleaning the sponges. Then they were hung to air dry. After days or weeks at sea, when the boat was full of sponges, they were taken to shore, where they were auctioned to the highest bidder. Finally they were trimmed, sorted and sold to the public. Natural sponges are still harvested in nearly the same way today, but the synthetic sponge has spared the lives of countless ocean sponges! While an ocean sponge looks something like a weird plant, it's actually an animal. In fact, sponges are among the simplest multi-cellular animals on Earth. They live on the bottom of the ocean, attached to a surface and never moving because they can't walk or swim. Some are quite colorful, while others are drab. They also come in all shapes and sizes. There are tube sponges, vase sponges, barrel sponges, rope sponges, encrusting sponges and many other types. Sponges live from the frigid waters of the arctic and Antarctic, to the tropics. On many coral reefs, sponges dominate the sea floor and the drop off. One of the most common sponges on coral reefs is the barrel sponge. Barrel sponges grow to epic proportions, getting larger than a person! Although sponges can't walk or swim, they can feed. They do it by filtering tiny plankton from the water. A sponge is covered with small pores, called ostia, which lead to a system of internal canals and eventually out to one or more larger holes, called oscula. Within the canals of the sponge, chambers are lined with specialized cells called choanocytes, or collar cells. The collar cells have a sticky, funnel shaped collar and a hairlike whip, called a flagellum. The collar cells serve two purposes. First, they beat their flagella back and forth like fans to move water through the sponge. The water brings in nutrients and oxygen, while it carries out waste and carbon dioxide. Second, the sticky collars of the collar cells pick up tiny bits of planktonic food brought in with the water. Sponges are very effective filter feeders, since they are able to capture and eat particles as small as bacteria as well as much larger particles. They might not look like they are doing much, but a simple demonstration shows how effectively sponges can pump water. On a reef in the Caribbean, I make a dive with a syringe filled with a non-toxic dye called fluorescein. By squirting it around the base of some sponges, we can observe how the water is moving by watching what the dye does. Within only seconds, the dye is pumped through the sponges along with the water. As you can see, a sponge is a pretty good water pump, and also a good strainer. Any plankton that goes in with the water, won't come back out through the osculum. Tube sponges are even more spectacular to observe. They pump the dye so furiously that they look like a collection of miniature smoke stacks! Since sponges can't get together to reproduce, they spawn in a way similar to coral. The sperm is released into the water column by the male sponge and finds its way to the female sponges, where fertilization occurs internally. Eventually, the planktonic larvae are released from the female sponge and float around in the water column as plankton for only a few days. They then settle down and start growing. Sponges don't have many predators. There is not much nutritional value in a sponge and they're hard to digest. Hence, very few animals can eat sponges. But something was clearly eating this sponge! A sea turtle is the culprit. Sea turtles are one of the principal predators of sponges, along with a few species of fish and some invertebrates like nudibranchs.
Views: 1578058 BlueWorldTV
Electrosensory System | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this fun, fact-filled episode of Shark Academy, Jonathan explores the shark electrosensory system. How do sharks find prey in complete darkness? Watch this video and be an expert in just 2 minutes! ************************************************************************* If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com *************************************************************************
Views: 135494 BlueWorldTV
Astronauts training underwater
 
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In this excerpt from season 4 of Jonathan Bird's Blue World, astronauts are trained underwater at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, TX. To see the entire segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cwIeHpAUE0 ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 277744 BlueWorldTV
Stingray City with Guy Harvey | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan visits the world-famous "Stingray City" in Grand Cayman with world-renown marine artist Dr. Guy Harvey to learn about Dr. Harvey's research on Stingrays and how they cope with massive numbers of tourists. JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program that airs on public television in the United States. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 279518 BlueWorldTV
Shark Island, Oman! | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan and Cameraman Bill explore al Fahal Island in Oman, just off the coast of Muscat. Translated, it means "Shark Island" so the team is looking for sharks. You might be surprised what they find! JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure series featuring underwater cinematographer/naturalist Jonathan Bird. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 43052 BlueWorldTV
Sea Turtle Cave | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD Extra
 
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In Malaysia there is an island called Sipadan, famous for beautiful reefs, lots of fish and tons of sea turtles. But there is also a cave where sea turtles die. Jonathan and the team visit the cave in this spooky extra! JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program that airs on public television in the United States. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** In season 2, we produced an epic segment about sea turtles where we were able to film all aspects of the lives of sea turtles, including mating, nesting, and even baby turtles hatching. One of the locations where we filmed is a tiny island in Malaysia called Sipadan, that has a huge sea turtle population. The island is a divers’ paradise—surrounded by beautiful coral reefs, and teeming with fish. Sipadan is actually the top of a seamount, so underwater it has steep walls dropping quickly into the abyss. In the side of one of the walls is a small cave. It doesn’t go back very far, but there is a sign posted to warn divers. People should not venture in without training or a qualified local guide. Our divemaster and guide had been in this cave hundreds of times and knew it like the back of his hand. He wanted to show us something, so we went in with him. In one corridor, you can see the line on the wall where the sea level was long ago, during an ice age, when the oceans were lower. This section was half full of air. But around the next corner, we found something spooky. The remains of a sea turtle. Looking around, we discovered that the room is filled with the remains of sea turtles. Shells, bones, skulls. In one corner, the remains of a sea turtle laid out just as it died. Dozens of sea turtles lie silently in this room. Why? Did they come in here to die peacefully? Did they come in for a place to rest, get lost and drown? We will never know. The sea turtle cave is one of the great mysteries of Sipadan Island.
Views: 105018 BlueWorldTV
Philippines Whale Sharks! | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan travels to Oslob, Cebu, Philippines to swim with wild Whale sharks that are actually fed every day for the tourists. We used to joke about "chumming" for an animal that eats mostly plankton, but in Oslob, they are actually doing it, and making thousands of people into shark lovers along the way. Do you think feeding the whale sharks is OK? Or wrong? Please leave us a comment, but please be polite. JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure series featuring underwater cinematographer/naturalist Jonathan Bird. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 47015 BlueWorldTV
How Do Sharks Breathe? | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this fun new Shark Academy, Jonathan Bird explains the differences between Obligate Ram Ventilators and Buccal Pumping in shark respiration. Or: How sharks breathe! ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 180471 BlueWorldTV
Aquarius Reef Base | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan visits Aquarius Reef Base--the world's only undersea lab where scientists live in saturation for days or weeks at a time, studying the ocean. It's an amazing combination of science fiction and undersea adventure! This is an HD upload of a previously released segment. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 294194 BlueWorldTV
Shark Attacks | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this fun and enlightening video, Jonathan Bird talks about shark attacks! How likely are you to be attacked by a shark? Are sharks statistically dangerous? Find out more than you ever needed to know about shark attacks! ********************************************************************** If you like Shark Academy, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** How common are shark attacks and what are the chances of being attacked by a shark? I’m Jonathan Bird, and this is Shark Academy! You are 75 times more likely to drown at the beach than to be killed by a shark. And…for every human killed by sharks, about 25 million sharks are killed by humans. It hardly seems fair for us to be afraid of them. In an average year in the USA, there are only about 16 shark attacks, and most are not fatal. On the other hand, 41 people a year are killed by lightning in the USA! Nevermind what this tells us about people standing outside in the rain, it means sharks just aren’t that dangerous. In fact, 15,000 people are killed each year in bicycle accidents in the USA. So just to put it in perspective, let’s look at 20 things around the world that kill more people every year than sharks: Traffic, falling coconuts, high school sports, champagne corks, tripping, choking on food, bacteria from raw meat, cows. Seriously. Wind, bee stings, horses, cold weather, falling from ladders, hot tap water. Seriously., ants, dogs, falling icicles, Hippos. I couldn’t make this stuff up. Lightning, vending machines, jellyfish, and even falling out of bed (not kidding!) And the most dangerous animal to humans? This: the malaria-carrying mosquito, which is responsible for 800,000 human deaths every year. So next time you are worried about sharks, don’t be. Watch out for sneaky vending machines!
Views: 128077 BlueWorldTV
Zebra Sharks of Oman | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan and Cameraman Bill travel to the Daymaniat Islands in Oman in search of Zebra Sharks (also called Leopard sharks in some parts of the world). The diving in Oman is fabulous! They encounter huge schools of fish, cuttlefish, sea turtles and finally...the elusive Zebra shark. All while diving in 110° F heat! JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure series featuring underwater cinematographer/naturalist Jonathan Bird. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 119219 BlueWorldTV
Sea Turtle Rescue! | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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The Blue World team learns how sea turtles, mostly highly-endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, get caught in Massachusetts bay at the end of the summer and become stranded due to falling water temperatures. Then volunteers from the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary collect the stranded turtles on the beach and bring them to the New England Aquarium's animal care facility where they are nursed back to health. Finally the sea healthy sea turtles go back to Florida for release to the wild with the help of Sea World. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 1060180 BlueWorldTV
Skates and Rays! | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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In this fascinating biology segment, Jonathan explores the world of skates and rays. From the plankton-eating Manta ray to the Electric Torpedo ray, these animals have a variety of surprising adaptations for survival in the ocean. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 475967 BlueWorldTV
Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this Shark Academy video, Jonathan Bird explains the biology and behavior of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks with exciting footage shot at Cocos Island and the Galapagos Islands. If you like hammerheads, check out the Jonathan Bird's Blue World episode on Scalloped Hammerheads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMVziqKUkVI ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 139545 BlueWorldTV
Sea Stars | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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At first glance, starfish, more properly called sea stars, aren't doing much of anything. But Jonathan's investigations reveal a slow-motion predator that hunts and attacks its prey. Traveling the world, Jonathan investigates sea stars from the tropics to the Antarctic and uses time-lapse photography to reveal an amazing complexity to the world of the sea star. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** You might not think of sea stars as being very intelligent, and you’d be right, but you might be impressed by some of the amazing things they can do, especially considering they don’t have a brain! Starfish, more correctly called sea stars, live just about everywhere in the ocean, from the tropics, to Antarctica and everywhere in between. They come in all shapes and sizes from fat and stubby… to long and skinny. This brittle star walks with a coordinated effort using its rays like legs. But most sea stars get around using hundreds or thousands of tiny tube feet on their underside. This is a Northern Sea star, living in the coastal waters of New England, and it’s a predator. It’s hunting a scallop. It’s a drama played out in slow motion as the sea star moves in for a grip on the scallop’s shell. But the scallop is not defenseless. With a mighty blast of water, the scallop jets away to safety. So the sea star wraps itself around a mussel. Mussels are attached to the bottom and can’t get away. The sea star uses it’s strong tube feet with suction cups to pull the mussel open a tiny bit, and digests its victim by injecting its stomach inside the mussel. Picking up the sea star, I can see that it has the mussel firmly in its grip. But not all sea stars feed on mussels and scallops. A Basket star feeds on plankton in the water. It has finely branched arms that act like a net, to catch the tiny bits of food floating by. It positions itself to be able to grab as much plankton as possible in the current. Exploring a reef in the tropical Pacific, I find a Crown-of-thorns sea star dining on the coral. This thorny, armored sea star is one of only a few animals that can digest living coral. It wraps itself around a coral colony and eats the polyps, leaving a dead, bleached coral skeleton behind. Here’s a healthy colony of plate coral. And here’s one that has been eaten by a crown-of-thorns. Outbreaks of these sea stars have been known to kill entire reefs. Carefully picking one up to avoid the sharp and venomous spines, I can see the stomach, which the sea star inverts out of its mouth to digest the coral outside of its body. These sea stars are the second largest in the world, growing bigger than a dinner plate. But if you think these are big, wait until you see the largest sea star in the world! To find it, I've come all the way to British Columbia. I'm looking for the Giant Sun Star, and you won't believe the size of this thing! In the cold, murky waters of the Canadian north Pacific, I swim through beautiful gardens of sponges, anemones and soft coral, searching for a Giant Sun star. And then, down on the bottom, I find what I’m looking for. It has up to 24 arms, more properly called rays and reaches 3 feet across. This is the world’s largest sea star! Compared to most sea stars, the Giant Sun Star is a speed demon, cruising along the bottom in search of its favorite food—other sea stars and the occasional sea cucumber! Here, a sea cucumber makes an emergency retreat to escape this hungry Sun Star on the move! A thousand miles south on a reef in the tropics, I find a blue Linckia sea star on the bottom. Like the vast majority of sea stars, this one has only 5 rays. With tiny tube feet on its underside, this sea star barely seems to move, but when I speed things up with time lapse photography, Linckia sea stars appear very active, moving about and grazing the bottom for food. But even more curiously, they are polite, restraining from walking on top of each other. Like bumper cars, when one Linckia touches another, they each go the other direction. It’s all very civilized. In an hour, a Linckia on the move can travel several car lengths.
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Night of the Mantas | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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At night off the Kona coast, divers use lights to attract vast clouds of plankton, which in turn attract dozens of Manta rays to feed on the plankton. Jonathan travels to Hawaii to meet these Manta rays, including one particular animal named Lefty who has been coming to this site since 1979. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
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Reef Cleaning Stations | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan explores cleaning stations on the reef, where animals get cleaned of parasites and infection by other animals. Some examples shown are anemones and anemonefish (clownfish), wrasses, shrimp, manta rays, moray eels, Goliath groupers, sea turtles and barracuda. This episode was filmed in many locations such as Malaysia, the Philippines, Yap, Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the Caribbean. This is an HD re-release of a previously released segment. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
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Elizabeth and the Manatees | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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In this fun-filled manatee adventure, Jonathan teams up with 7 year old Elizabeth from "Elizabeth Swims" on a trip to meet Florida manatees. At Three Sisters Spring in Crystal River, Jonathan and Elizabeth come face to face with these huge gentle sea cows as they relax near warm water springs during cold weather. Learn more about Elizabeth Swims: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrTwilligerDMT JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure series featuring underwater cinematographer/naturalist Jonathan Bird. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
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Diving the Great Barrier Reef | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan visits the largest reef system in the world: the famous Great Barrier Reef of Australia. In addition to going diving, he visits the reef as non-divers often do—by submarine, helicopter and even in a bubble helmet! Along the way he meets some amazing animals such as a friendly sea turtle and a giant wrasse! This is an HD upload of a previously released season 3 segment. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** The Great Barrier Reef. It's probably the most famous reef in the world, and the largest. It's not just visible from the air, but from space. Cairns is a city in Queensland, the northeast state of Australia. The Great Barrier Reef runs 1600 miles along the coast of Queensland. Its made up of millions of interconnected coral heads, forming the largest living structure made by living organisms! To see the whole thing, you need to get pretty high up. This satellite image was made from 400 feet above the ocean. You can see the reef just offshore. For my first encounter on the Great Barrier Reef, I'll be making the trip out on a big catamaran operated by Sunlover Cruises. The crew unties the boat and I enjoy the scenery as we head offshore. Ninety minutes later, I arrive at the Sunlover pontoon. I have never seen a dive operation like this before. The boat is huge, but we don't dive from the boat. Instead we dock at this massive pontoon—sort of like a floating dive shop—and spend the day right next to the reef in a protected spot. Pure luxury! A lot of people who don't dive love to come out and get a first hand look at the reef here. The water is clear and it's not too deep. But even people who don't like to get wet can see the reef. On a submarine! And for a diving experience unlike any other, anyone can try the Sea Walker experience. All you need is a 40 found helmet! I walk down the stairs into the water and the staff outfits me with the strangest piece of dive gear I have ever used. With no fins on, I just walk out to a massive school of fish. My hair doesn't even get wet! This is incredible! They’ve got about a thousand fish around here. I feel like Doctor Sylvia Earle – deep sea diver. This is a very different way to go scuba diving, and this just goes to show you if you don’t want to wear a mask, don’t want to wear a regulator, and maybe you can’t even swim that well, you can do this! It’s just like walking. You know I’ve had a lot of experiences underwater, and this is definitely one of the most unique! To demonstrate how this helmet works, I have an ordinary water glass, which obviously is full of water, but if I turn it upside down, I can fill it with air. (Fills it with air) And now you can see that it keeps the air in, but if you turn it right side up – so we don’t want to turn this right side up. I pose for a picture, because you never know when you're going to get to do this again! Next I meet Vance Fahey who will be my divemaster for a scuba dive on the reef today. Not only do I have a nice easy staircase to walk right down into the water, but a platform for putting on my fins. I can get used to this! On the platform is a group of new divers getting their first taste of the underwater world. At last I head out onto the reef to explore. I see many types of hard corals, beautiful pastel colored soft corals, and lots of fan coral. Near the reef, I find one of the largest Giant Clams I have ever seen. I can't imagine how much this clam must weigh. The mantle gets its bright colors from imbedded symbiotic algae that harvest the sun's rays for energy. I find a huge crack in the reef and have a little fun swimming through it. On the other end, I'm greeted by a sea turtle. She comes right over. There are lots of divers around this reef and this turtle knows that the divers won't hurt her. Once she has decided that I'm not doing anything terribly interesting, she goes back to looking for her favorite sponges to eat. I turn and head back towards the platform across the shallow reef. At the platform I'm greeted by a friendly Mauri Wrasse. This monster of a fish reaches both the length and the weight of a motorcycle. I'm just glad they prefer to eat crustaceans and mollusks--not divers! I think I've made a new friend!
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Blue-Ringed Octopus bites back!
 
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In this exciting excerpt from the third season of Jonathan Bird's Blue World, Jonathan watches in amazement as a scorpionfish tries to eat one of the most venomous animals in the ocean--a blue ringed octopus! You won't believe what happens! To see the whole episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdJzxaYNBxg ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
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Venomous Fish (HD) | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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While most fish are completely harmless to people, there are some species that are mildly to extremely venomous and can actually kill humans. Jonathan travels the world to meet some of the most venomous fish in the sea.
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Shark Buoyancy | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this exciting episode of Shark Academy, Jonathan explains how sharks deal with the fact that they are heavier than water and lack a swim bladder like other fish. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** You wouldn’t think that a shark tends to sink, but it does, and that stinks. I’m Jonathan Bird and welcome to Shark Academy! Most bony fish have an organ called a swim bladder that they use to adjust their buoyancy. By adjusting how much gas is in its swim bladder, a fish can keep itself perfectly neutral so it doesn’t sink or float. Sharks have no swim bladder, so they tend to be heavier than water and sink like a rock. Some sharks, like the Wobbegong, have dealt with it by becoming bottom-dwellers. Other sharks, like Blue sharks, have evolved very large pectoral fins to act as airplane wings. As the shark cruises gently through the water, the fins provide lift to keep the shark aloft. Many sharks like the Basking shark have evolved massive, oily livers. The oil is more buoyant than water, and helps offset some of the shark’s density, to help keep the shark from sinking. A few sharks, like the Sand Tiger and the Whale shark are known to gulp air at the surface. By putting some air in their stomachs, they don’t sink quite so much. Not having a swim bladder gives sharks one big advantage over bony fish—the ability to rapidly change depth without worrying without bursting the swim bladder. If a bony fish ascends faster than it can remove gas from the swim bladder, it will literally explode! Check out our other exciting Shark Academy episodes to learn everything about sharks! You can also join my adventures exploring the underwater world! Check out Jonathan Bird’s Blue World! And don’t forget to subscribe!
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Anemonefish and Clownfish: The Real Nemo (HD) | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Thanks to the Disney/Pixar movie Finding Nemo, virtually everyone has heard of the clownfish. Jonathan travels the Pacific to investigate the behavior of real clownfish. Even though they don’t actually talk in real life, they are beautiful and fascinating fish to observe. JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program that airs on public television in the United States. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** In the film Finding Nemo, an anemonefish plays the starring role. In real life, these little fish are a lot different from their Hollywood portrayal—I mean other than the fact that they don’t actually talk. But you may find these colorful little fish quite surprising. Join me on a dive to meet some real anemonefish! Anemonefish are found all over the tropical parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are quite common on coral reefs, so it wont take me too long to find one. Searching a reef on the Pacific Island of Yap, I soon come across a pair of Orange-fin Anemonefish, frolicking in an anemone that looks like a shag carpet. They are not afraid of me at all. I can swim right up and look them in the eye. There are 28 different species of anemonefish—all of which are very colorful, but the Clown anemonefish (sometimes called the clownfish) is probably the most beautiful. This is the species that was the basis for the character in Finding Nemo. Anemonefish get their name because they live in a toxic anemone. This lush carpet has venomous tentacles that sting most fish. But the anemonefish is covered in a special slimy mucous that keeps the anemone from stinging it. Because of this adaptation, the anemonefish can live, protected by the anemone, happily playing in the very tentacles that would kill other fish. Anemonefish are not the only animals that can live in the anemone. Cleaner shrimps hide here as well. They eat by cleaning the parasites from the fish, and in exchange for their services, the fish graciously don’t eat the shrimp. But it’s hard to relax when you are batted around by hyperactive anemonefish all day long! The protection afforded by the anemone is the reason why the anemonefish aren’t afraid of me. They know that the anemone’s stinging tentacles keep them safe. If another fish like this damselfish comes near the anemone, the anemonefish become territorial, and chase it away. They protect their anemone just as much as the anemone protects them, so it’s a good relationship. And if a fish gets too close, the anemone gets a meal—using its venomous tentacles to sting and disable the fish. This fish is lunch. The anemone might look like some kind of weird plant, but it’s actually a simple animal with a mouth in the middle. It’s basically a jellyfish that can’t swim. The anemone is a formidable allay to the anemonefish in more ways than one. They use the protection of the anemone to keep their eggs safe too. The female anemonefish deposits her eggs on the reef, under the edge of the anemone. Then her subservient males take over. The males provide all the egg care. The female just sits back and watches. In any group of anemonefish, there is always one anemonefish which is the largest. This is the dominant female. In anemonefish society, the females are the boss. One of the most interesting things about anemonefish is that they are all born male, but as they mature, some will completely transform into females! Only when the dominant female dies will the next male in line get the chance to transform into a female and become the head honcho. Until then, all the smaller anemonefish in the anemone are subservient males. Truth is stranger than fiction as it turns out, and as my dive comes to an end, I realize that anemonefish are even more fascinating than Hollywood would have us believe. The animals of the ocean truly are remarkable.
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Super Suckers:  Cephalopods! | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Intrepid underwater cinematographer Jonathan Bird investigates the amazing world of cephalopods: octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses. JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 236574 BlueWorldTV
Freediving with Karol Meyer | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan travels to the island of Bonaire to take a course in freediving from Karol Meyer, a world-champion freediver. Soon he learns how to hold his breath and dive—with no scuba tank! ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 388058 BlueWorldTV
Florida Coral Farming | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan visits an underwater farm in Key Largo where they grow coral! He joins the staff of Coral Restoration Foundation in helping to transplant and propagate staghorn coral which has become threatened in the keys. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 147615 BlueWorldTV
Philippines Muck Diving | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Jonathan heads to Dumaguete in the Philippines on a muck diving mission to look for one of the rarest and most spectacular octopuses in the world--the Wonderpus! Along the way he discovers a number of amazing animals that thrive in the "muck" (sand) habitat. JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure series featuring underwater cinematographer/naturalist Jonathan Bird. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 25943 BlueWorldTV
Shark Smell | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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Do sharks have nostrils? How do they smell stuff and how good is the shark's sense of smell? Learn all about shark smell and their nares in this quick video about sharks! ********************************************************************** If you like Shark Academy, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 140966 BlueWorldTV
Kwajalein Airplane Graveyard | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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During World War Two, a fierce battle between American and Japanese forces on Kwajalein atoll left a trail of debris on the deep lagoon floor. This lagoon now has one of the largest collections of well-preserved aircraft in the world. As part of the first ever film crew allowed onto this secret military base, Jonathan explores a B-25, F4-U Corsair and Dauntless dive bomber still sitting on the bottom of the ocean near Roi-Namur, as if ready to take off. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 386848 BlueWorldTV
Diving Into Finding Dory | BLUE WORLD ACADEMY
 
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While Disney/Pixar has produced a wonderful story with "Finding Dory" they have made some rather large mistakes in marine biology and Jonathan is here to discuss his top 3. 1. Destiny is a Whale Shark, not a whale. How can a whale shark speak whale? Can a Tiger shark speak Tiger? 2. A Beluga's Echolocation doesn't work in air and certainly can't see what is inside a truck on the other side of a mountain. 3. Marine fish (i.e. salt water fish) cannot live in fresh water! ********************************************************************** If you like Blue World Academy, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 66127 BlueWorldTV
Caribbean Reef Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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Jonathan Bird examines one of the world's most photographed--yet least studied--sharks, the Caribbean Reef shark! ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 123887 BlueWorldTV
Shark Suckers (HD) | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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Sharks and many other large ocean animals have sucker-equipped fish called remoras sticking to them. What are the remoras doing? Do they harm the shark? Jonathan goes on a mission to investigate remoras and their role in the food web. He even sticks one on himself. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 182383 BlueWorldTV
Bottom-Dwelling Sharks | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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When most people think of a shark, they think of an animal like the Great White or a reef shark. But there are hundreds of small, bottom-dwelling sharks like the Wobbegong that blend in to the bottom to hunt as ambush predators, the Indonesian Walking shark that walks on its fins, or sharks like Nurse sharks that simply spend most of their time resting on the bottom. Jonathan travels from Australia to Indonesia looking at interesting sharks that don't look like sharks! Jonathan Bird's Blue World is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program that airs on public television in the United States. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! Support us on Patreon! http://patreon.com/BlueWorldTV You can buy some Blue World T-shirts & Swag! http://www.blueworldtv.com/shop You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 429333 BlueWorldTV
Megalodon Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this episode of Shark Academy, Jonathan Bird explores the science of the extinct shark Megalodon!
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Thresher Shark | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this exciting new Shark Academy, Jonathan discusses the Thresher shark, a shark with a very long tail used as a whip to stun prey. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 125748 BlueWorldTV
Tiger Sharks! | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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On an expedition to the Bahamas, Jonathan encounters dozens of Lemon sharks while trying to film a Tiger shark. But finally a Tiger shark arrives and you won't believe the incredible encounter Jonathan has with this enormous, hungry animal. This video was originally posted in 2012 in SD but this is re-uploaded in 720/60p. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com ********************************************************************** The Tiger shark…one of the world's most feared and dangerous sharks. It patrols the shallows of tropical oceans looking for a meal. My adventure begins when I board the Dolphin Dream in West Palm Beach, Florida. This boat will be my home away from home for a week. We begin our journey by crossing the Gulf Stream on a course to the Bahamas. It's an 8- hour journey across some very rough water. It's 55 miles of open Atlantic Ocean between Florida and the Bahamas and it can get pretty rough out here. Captain Andy drives the boat through the swells all day to reach West End, Grand Bahama, where we go through customs and then continue to a secret spot called Tiger Wreck. We anchor the boat securely. We will sit here for the whole week, looking for sharks. Next we begin chumming. The boat's freezers are full of bait because we need a lot of fish to bring Tiger sharks to the boat. Within an hour, sharks start coming to the boat. This is incredible. We've only been chumming for about an hour, and there's already more than 20 lemon sharks around the back of the boat. And I've got to go in! I'm wearing a black wetsuit, black gloves, and even a black hood because underwater, skin looks like fish, and the last thing that I want is for a sharks to think my hand is a piece of fish that it can eat, so I have to go this length to make sure that I have no skin showing. Lemon Sharks are everywhere. You can tell that these are lemon sharks by their two dorsal fins which are nearly the same size. They call them lemon sharks actually because they have yellowy skin and it really has nothing to do with lemons. There are also many fish around the boat that are also attracted to the chum. With so many sharks and fish around, the sharks even get a few live ones. Although there are no Tiger sharks, I had a fantastic dive full of excitement. I head back to the surface for a rest. STAND-UP Tiger sharks are nocturnal, which means they are more active at night. So it makes sense that if I want to find tiger sharks I should go diving at night. There's really only one small problem with that—it's dark!! Oh well…Here goes. (Jumps into water) NIGHT DIVE I descend towards the bottom and switch on my video lights. On the ocean floor, gorgonian sea fans sway in the current. Then, out of the darkness comes a shark! She comes up and makes a few passes by the bait, cautiously keeping an eye on me. For such large animals, Tiger sharks seem a lot less aggressive than you might expect. It’s as if they carefully consider each step, trying to decide if it is safe. Finally she comes right up to a piece of bait and takes it away! The shark is also interested in the chunks of fish that have fallen to the sand. As the sharks go by, I take the opportunity to compare the two species. There are several differences between the Tiger shark and the Lemon shark. Besides the different type of dorsal fins, the Tiger shark also has a broader, flatter head, and the distinctive “tiger stripes” for which they are named. The sharks seem interested in my video lights. Even though they are not being used during the day, the white housing of the lights probably looks like a piece of fish to the sharks, and they often come up to closely investigate them. Occasionally a shark takes a test bite out of the light, and if I don’t see it coming, takes me by surprise. I’m not prepared for a large Tiger shark to come in after my video light though. She keeps coming, closer and closer, then as she tries to bite it and I try to keep it away from her, we spin around on the sandy bottom, like two dancers. She eventually pushes me into the bottom and gets a hold of my light. There is nothing I can do about it except use my camera as a shield and hope she doesn’t eat the whole thing! When she is satisfied that the light isn’t food, she turns and swims off…and I’m glad she does! That was a little bit too close for comfort, and that is the reason we wear dark clothing and gloves when we swim with sharks. If that had been my hand, I would be in serious trouble right now.
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A Tour of Aquarius Reef Base
 
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In this excerpt from season 4 of Jonathan Bird's Blue World, host Jonathan Bird gives a tour inside Aquarius Reef Base, off Key Largo, Florida. To watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9RCj7ojjcQ ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Twitter https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV Instagram @blueworldtv Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 4295355 BlueWorldTV
Diver meets huge Pacific Wolf Eel
 
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In this exciting excerpt from the second season of Jonathan Bird's Blue World, Jonathan meets a huge Pacific Wolfeel To see the whole episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hec6ybQtHOw ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
Views: 186655 BlueWorldTV
Philippines Thresher Sharks | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD
 
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The Thresher shark may very well be the strangest looking shark in the world, with a tail almost as long as its body. This shark is very rare, almost never seen by divers....until now. Using advanced diving technology, Jonathan visits a remote reef in the Philippines where Thresher sharks show up every morning to be cleaned by small fish. ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
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Basking Sharks | SHARK ACADEMY
 
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In this fun new episode of Shark Academy, Jonathan Bird examines the second largest shark: the Basking shark! ********************************************************************** If you like Jonathan Bird's Blue World, don't forget to subscribe! You can join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BlueWorldTV Or Twitter! https://twitter.com/BlueWorld_TV On the Web: http://www.blueworldTV.com **********************************************************************
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