Humphead parrotfish video


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17 February 2017

A school of Humphead Parrotfish descend on the coral reef to feed and turn the age-old coral into a fine sand that, in turn, forms islands. Fascinating video from BBC natural history show Blue Planet. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Rare houting fish reproducing again


This 3 December 2017 Dutch video is about a fisherman who had caught a houting in Westeinderplas lake.

On 19 February 2019, Dutch Vroege Vogels radio reported that houting, a rare fish which was extinct in the Netherlands, are reproducing again in the Westeinderplas lake.

New hammerhead shark species discovery in Belize


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5 February 2017

Scientists have discovered a new population of miniature sharks off the coast of Belize. The bonnethead, a small species of hammerhead shark, can be found in many spots around the Caribbean. However, the new shark is an entirely different species based on large genetic differences between them and other bonnetheads. Bonnethead sharks are commercially fished in the United States, throughout the Caribbean and in South America. The recording of the new shark was reportedly made during a 2016 shark tagging expedition.

From The Reporter in Belize:

New hammerhead shark species found in Belize

Posted by The Reporter newspaper on February 9, 2017 at 10:42 am

By Benjamin Flowers

Shark researchers have discovered a new species of shark in Belize.

Researchers from Florida International University (FIU) were conducting DNA sequencing on bonnet head sharks, a species of hammer head sharks, when they made the discovery.

The bonnet head shark is found in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States; however, the DNA of the species found in Belize did not match that of the bonnet heads found anywhere else. The bonnet heads found in Belize, which have yet to be named, have the same physical appearance as its counterparts within the region, but have large genetic differences.

Evaluating the DNA analysis conducted by Andrew Fields from Stony Brook University, FIU researchers estimated that the bonnet head sharks around the nation stopped interbreeding with those from Mexico, the United States and the Bahamas several million years ago.

Demian Chapman, lead researcher on the team that made the discovery, said that the find raises concerns about the sustainability measures in place to keep the species from extinction. While the bonnet head is ranked at “Least Concern” for extinction risk by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the union made the classification assuming there was a single species of bonnet head.

“Now we have to define the range of each of these species individually and assess them independently against where the potential threats are,” Chapman said.

Chapman who is currently leading a shark survey project called Global Finprint, believes that the discovery could be the door way to finding even more new species of sharks.

Global Finprint is an initiative seeking to determine the cause for the decreasing number of sharks and rays.

Colourful squid mating


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13 February 2017

Strange and unusual life inhabits the plankton rich seas of the underwater kelp forests. Watch this short video from BBC natural history series The Blue Planet to see the mating habits of amazing colour changing squid and the weird movements of the aptly named handfish.

Seabirds, jellyfish feed on plankton


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Weird Ocean Predators Feed On Plankton – Blue PlanetBBC Earth

5 February 2017

In the height of the day, Petrels perform a weird and wonderful dance on the sea surface to feed on yellow-fin tuna eggs and other tiny plankton. Once the sun has set, bizarre glowing jellyfish spring from the ocean depths to feed on the tiny life that floats on the waves.

Gulf of Mexico marine life video


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3 February 2017

In the Gulf of Mexico, Jonathan visits several oil rigs to scuba dive on the structure and learn how these offshore platforms attract marine life as artificial reefs.

JONATHAN BIRD’S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program that airs on public television in the United States.