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Diver Demonstrates the Amazing Pumping Ability of Sponges With an Awesome Visual

Emmy award-winning naturalist Jonathan Bird of Blue World, demonstrates the incredible pumping/filtering ability of sponges using a non-toxic dye called fluorescein. Sponges are highly effective filter feeders since they are able to capture and eat particles as small as bacteria as well as larger particles. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/diver-demonstrates-amazing-pumping-ability-of-sponges-with-dye/

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Amazing Coordinated Dive Bombing by a Flock of Blue-Footed Boobies

To catch their prey, blue-footed boobies can dive deeper than 20m and for longer than 30 seconds, but their dives usually are rather shallow and short. They plunge into the water from as high as 100m. Filmed by Debbie Vidler Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/coordinated-dive-bombing-by-flock-of-blue-footed-boobies/

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Observation of the Development of a Chick Embryo by Shell-Less Hatching

In this astonishing video by the Mihama Veterinary Clinic in Fukui, Japan, we observe the development of a chick embryo by shell-less hatching method. This demonstration is practiced mainly based on the scientific article written by Tahara et. al. The eggs sold in-store are usually unfertilized egg and never develop into chicks, so you don’t have to worry about an eating embryo or baby chick. However, fertilized egg may be sold in organic or natural health stores, family poultry farms, etc. where chicks can grow just same as a normal…

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Divers Stumble Upon Giant Squid Egg and Capture Surreal Moment on Film

A team of divers filmed a rare glimpse of a huge transparent egg sac containing hundreds of thousands of baby squid. The stunning underwater video was filmed by Ronald Raasch, 48, as he was diving with two other team-members from the research vessel REV Ocean in the cold waters outside Ørsta, Norway. On October 5, the team of divers was swimming back to shore after visiting a WWII shipwreck about 200 metres from the coast, when they had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a mysterious object. Floating 17 metres below the…

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This Sleeping Octopus Intensely Changing Colors Suggests It May Be Dreaming

A clip from PBS Nature’s upcoming episode, Octopus: Making Contact, captures incredible footage of a brilliant color-changing octopus in a deep sleep and possibly even dreaming. “Octopus: Making Contact“ premieres Wednesday, October 2nd at 8|7c on PBS. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/sleeping-octopus-intensely-changing-colors-suggests-it-may-be-dreaming/

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Check Out the Incredible Head Stabilization of this Male Kestrel

Wildlife enthusiast Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) recently shared this fascinating clip of a Male kestrel hunting at South Stack Island in Angelesey, Wales. Despite the strong winds, the bird can be observed using its remarkable head stabilization and maintaining his focus on his prey. You can see the original tweet embedded below. Just look at that head stabilisation! Male kestrel hunting at South Stack, Anglesey yesterday. pic.twitter.com/z1KKrvPR8S — Anthony Roberts (@ZedAnthony) June 6, 2019 Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/incredible-head-stabilization-of-male-kestrel-bird/

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Safari Guide is Way Too Chill About a Cheetah on the Roof

During a safari in the Serengeti, a family has an experience they’ll never forget as a cheetah hops onto the roof of their car and peeks at them through the open sunroof. The guide, unbothered by the whole thing, sees this as a great time to take a sweet selfie. Apparently, the two cheetahs had just finished hunting, killing and eating their prey—meaning the guide deduced they would not have any interest in them. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/safari-guide-way-too-chill-about-cheetah-on-roof/

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Pets Pranking Their Owners is the Most Wholesome Thing Ever

In an age of uncertainty, pets provide a beacon of hope and comfort. They make us laugh, they make us smile, and their unconditional love is like a cuddly blanket of security. Which is why pets trying to prank us, is easily the most wholesome thing ever. What did we do to deserve pets!   [Sources: @_TakivaBreanna on Twitter, OddlyGruntled on reddit] Exhibit A Exhibit B Gif Versions, Because Internet       Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/07/pets-pranking-their-owners/

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