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Gentle Giant Lays Down to Let Human Friend Treat His Injured Eye

A touching moment was caught on film at an Elephant Sanctuary in Botswana, as Jabu lets his human friend treat his injured eye with an antibiotic ointment. Elephants are so majestic. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/elephant-lays-down-to-let-human-friend-treat-his-injured-eye/

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Juvenile Striped Eel Catfish Moving as One for Protection While Feeding

In this clip taken in Jemeluk Bay, Bali, by the Abyss Diving Center, we see a school of juvenile striped eel catfish demonstrating a fascinating defensive behaviour. As striped eel catfish at the bottom forage and eat, the ones up top keep a lookout for predators and other dangers. The Diving Center explains: “These little guys tend to form a school as juveniles, up to a hundred individuals, to protect themselves from predators, and go about their lives on their own when they reach their sexual maturity. Fun fact, if…

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The Sydney Opera House Says Thank You to the Brave Firefighters

Photograph by Ken Leanfore This past weekend, the Sydney Opera House illuminated its iconic sails in a show of support for everyone affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia. “We want to send a message of hope and strength, and importantly to thank the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage.” The photo by Ken Leanfore was shared across the Opera House’s social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). In a further effort to assist — and raise funds — the Opera House is also hosting a huge comedy…

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When Youre Filming a Rainbow and a Whale Breaches Right Behind You

On a recent whale watching excursion in Maui, guests were treated to nature and wildlife in all its splendor, as a rainbow in front of them was punctuated by a humpback whale breaching directly behind them! Luckily the camera person was quick on the draw and caught both moments just in time! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/whale-breach-while-filming-rainbow/

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Guy Removes 11 of the Chunkiest Raccoons You Will See From a Porch

Gates Wildlife Field Supervisor Joel was called out to rescue 11 raccoons from a closed in porch of a home. As you will see in the video, the house was under full renovation and the back door was left open one night. Once inside, the raccoons made their way through a broken window leading into the front porch of the home. One by one, the raccoons must have followed each other into the porch area. The window was too high for the raccoons to get back inside and the front…

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This is Probably the Closest Most of Us Will Get to Swimming with Great Whites

On Jan. 15th 2019, Ocean Ramsey and her team encountered what is possibly the largest great white shark ever recorded. Read below for Ocean’s statement about the event. Location: “Offshore Oahuâ€-We are not disclosing the location for public safety Size: Approximately 20ft Long X 8ft Wide Myself (Ocean Ramsey) and my team @OneOceanDiving /@OneOceanResearch: ** @JuanSharks (Juan Oliphant) @Mermaid_Kayleigh (Kayeligh Burns) and @Forrest_in_focus (Forrest Thomas) and @camgrantphotography (Cam Grant) headed out before sunrise to survey shark populations offshore Oahu. Shark populations around Hawaii are unfortunately declining and there are currently…

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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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