Sea snails and hermit crabs video


This video says about itself:

Giant Horse Conch & Burglar Hermit Crabs – Blue Planet – BBC Earth

20 February 2017

An amazing Giant Sea Snail makes a meal of a smaller Tulip Snail and it is not long before a group of eager Hermit Crabs seize the opportunity to grab a new home.

Curaçao coral reefs video


This 1 February 2017 Dutch video is about biology student Auke-Florian Hiemstra, doing research about coral around Curaçao island.

New dragonfly species named after baby Bhutanese prince


Gyalsey emerald spreadwing dragonfly

This month, Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands reports that a new dragonfly species from Bhutan has been named.

The insect was discovered in 2015, during a joint Bhutanese-Dutch expedition in eastern Bhutan.

Its name is Gyalsey emerald spreadwing dragonfly. Gyalsey means ‘prince’ in Bhutanese. The new species was named after the young crown prince of Bhutan; on his first birthday, the dragonfly’s name became known.

113 dragonfly species are known from Bhutan.

Walnut orb-weaver spider, European Spider of the Year


This video is called Spider ID: Walnut Orb-Weaver.

The walnut orb-weaver spider has been named European Spider of the Year 2017.

Deutsche Welle radio in Germany writes about it:

Germany’s arachnologists put their focus on this cute creature: Many of us have likely met the walnut orb-weaver spider at some point – around the garden or house. It loves to dwell in old masonry or in the bark of old trees or dead wood. Its cobwebs are large and beautiful: up to 50 inches in diameter.

Lobsters conflict video


This video says about itself:

Breeding Lobsters At War – Blue Planet – BBC Earth

15 February 2017

After a month of walking, a female [Atlantic] lobster is forced to fight for a breeding pit before laying her eggs.

Colourful squid mating


This video says about itself:

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.

Bumblebee recovers by honey


This 17 February 2017 video shows a bumblebee. Exhausted, it had landed on the floor of the kitchen of Hans Looijschelder in the Netherlands.

Hans carefully put a piece of paper under the bumblebee and put it on a wall outside, out of reach for cats.

Hans then gave the bumblebee a drop of honey; which gave the insect the strength to fly again.