Feather stars and sea lilies, video


This 13 December 2019 video says about itself:

Crinoids, with their elegant, flower-like appearance, are commonly known as feather stars and sea lilies. MBARI remotely operated vehicles have observed several crinoid species from shallow to deep areas on the seafloor from the Aleutian Islands off Alaska to Baja California, Mexico. Their feathery arms capture small plankton, drifting in the currents. The food is then moved to the mouth, which faces up in the center of the arms. Sea lilies are always attached with a holdfast and cannot move. However, feather stars can swim away at the slightest disturbance.

Top 5 funny animals, video


This 1 February 2020 video says about itself:

Top 5 Funniest Animal Outtakes | BBC Earth

From bear cubs trying to climb up trees to penguins pooping everywhere, the natural world has no shortage of hilarious animal behaviour! Here are our top 5 funniest animal outtakes.

Donald Trump’s travel ban for Africans


This 1 February 2020 video from Kenya says about itself:

WOW! Trump TARGETS Tanzania, Nigeria, Sudan

now that dictator and ally of NATO Bashir has fallen there

& Eritrea FOR “US TRAVEL Ban List”?!🤦🏾‍♀️

Does the Divided States still have the power to put nations on a Travel Ban list and see them crumble???

Well, Trump has decided to add Tanzania, Nigeria, Sudan & Eritrea to “US TRAVEL Ban List”.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that imposes travel restrictions on six more countries with large Muslim populations bringing the total number of nations under the US travel ban to thirteen. Immigrant visas are being suspended for Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea and Kyrgyzstan and people from Sudan and Tanzania will be prevented from entering the US diversity visa program that provides green cards to immigrants: here.

Fire disaster emergency in Australia


This 31 August 2020 video from Australia says about itself:

Canberra region calls state of emergency

The territory’s chief minister said, “This fire may become very unpredictable; it may become uncontrollable.”

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Friday, January 31, 2020

Australia in a state of emergency

THE Australian Capital Territory declared a state of emergency today as huge bushfires raged southwards.

It is the first fire emergency for the Canberra area since 2003 when wildfires killed four people and destroyed almost 500 homes in a single day.

The new threat is due to a blaze that has worked its way through more than 53,000 acres after it was sparked by heat from a military helicopter’s landing-light on Monday, the emergency services said.

Residents in the suburbs and surrounding villages were advised to prepare either to protect their homes or evacuate.

The small territory, located between Sydney and Melbourne, has about 400,000 residents.

Roads were blocked to the village of Tharwa late on Friday because the fire posed too much danger for residents to evacuate or return to their homes.

Officials said the state of emergency, which gives extra power and resources to fire authorities, would be in place for “as long as Canberra is at risk.”

Australia’s fire crisis continues while flash floods hammer northern Queensland: here.

Will Australia’s forests bounce back after devastating fires? Scientists are worried about ecosystems not used to such frequent, blistering blazes: here.