Coral reefs and climate change

This video says about itself:

Coral Reefs and Climate Change

22 June 2015

Join the Smithsonian Marine Station for a live webcast on Monday, June 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST! We will be chatting with Smithsonian scientists working at our Carrie Bow Cay Field Station in Belize about working on this remote island and the future of coral reefs in the face of a changing climate. Submit your questions directly via through the Google+ platform or via Twitter using the hashtag #coralchat

New Zealand scientists voice concern over gagging on climate change. WELLINGTON, June 22 (Xinhua) — New Zealand scientists said Monday that government funding policies have effectively prevented them from making any serious input into the government’s climate change stance: here.

Rare sea slugs off Texel island

This video is called Cumanotus beaumonti nudibranch.

The Dutch marine biologists of Stichting ANEMOON report today about discoveries in the sea off ‘t Horntje on Texel island.

Biologists diving there discovered two sea slug species, rare for the Netherlands: Cumanotus beaumonti, and Elysia viridis.

Rare squid worm seen near Galapagos islands

From CNN in the USA about this 18 June 2015 video:

Ocean explorers studying ocean vents near the Galapagos Islands spotted a rare squid worm never-before-seen in the region. For more visit

Ants attack dragonfly, video

In this 16 June 2015 video, wood ants attack a four-spotted chaser dragonfly which had just metamorphosed from the larval stage.

Warden Erik Bloeming of the Bargerveen nature reserve in Drenthe province in the Netherlands made this video. See also here.

Bumblebee colony in nestbox, video

This video is about a nestbox. Ann in the Netherlands made the video.

The nestbox was intended for birds. But, instead, bumblebees have made a nest to live there.

What little owlets eat

This February 2015 video shows the adult little owl couple of the Beleef de Lente nestbox in the Netherlands.

Translated from STONE, the little owl specialist group in the Netherlands, from the blog of the webcam showing the Beleef de Lente little owl nestbox, 14 June 2015:

From since the owlets hatched, now 1.565 preys have been brought in. Cockchafers, it’s no surprise anymore now, are still by far at number one with 798 individuals. In 19 days time, that is an average of 42 per day. Mice and shrews are only supplied piecemeal: 22 mice and 7 shrews. Less than one mouse and a half per day.

This past week we have seen the number of earthworms increase from 7 on June 2 to 25 yesterday.

See also here.

Webcam young white storks eat worms, moles, mice

This video from the Netherlands is called White Storks 5th May 2013 11:08 Feeding – 4 chicks.

In the Netherlands, this spring and summer, there is a webcam at a white stork nest.

It turns out the parents feed the young storks mainly earthworms.

The parents bring other prey, like moles and mice, as well.