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Humpback Whales Surface in Front of Lodge – Video

Humpback whales aren’t often known for making appearances so close to shore, let alone right in front of  The Great Bear Lodge in Canada. This family had one of the rarest encounters in nature right out their back door. Certainly this is something these folks won’t ever forget…. Hat tip to Reddit user: RyanReynoldsWrap Advertisement Read more: https://viralviralvideos.com/2018/08/09/humpback-whales-surface-in-front-of-lodge/

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Timelapse Shows 10 Billion Tons of Ice Calving Off a Glacier in Greenland

On June 22, 2018 a team of scientists from NYU captured an iceberg the size of Manhattan calving off the Helheim Glacier in Greenland over a duration of 30 minutes. The four mile wide, one mile across, and half mile thick chunk of ice weighed roughly 10 billion tons. According to an article in National Geographic: This event in itself isn’t necessarily a harbinger of climate doom. “Calving happens,†says Kristin Poinar, a glaciologist from the University of Buffalo. “Ice isn’t a good building material—you could never build a skyscraper…

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If Youve Never Seen How Fast Bears Can Climb Trees You Need to See This

In this incredible footage we see a black bear sow (the species comes in a variety of colours) fiercely protecting her cub as she chases a jet black boar up a tall pine tree. The action begins when the sow gets a scent of the nearby boar and immediately sprints down a steep hill to chase the threat away. The speed at which both bears scale the tree is astonishing. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/bear-chases-bear-up-tree-full-speed/

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Timelapse Captures Incredible Cloudburst Over Austrias Lake Millstatt

Photographer Peter Maier captured this jaw-dropping timelapse of a cloudburst over Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria. A cloudburst is a sudden and violent rainstorm capable of producing an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/cloudburst-over-lake-millstatt-austria/

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Drone Captures Blue Whale Mom and Calf Playing with Bottlenose Dolphins from Above

In the late afternoon of June 4th, 2018 a blue whale mom and her calf were spotted interacting with some Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of La Jolla, California. Photographer Domenic Biagini was able to fly his drone above the whales and capture the amazing scene. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/drone-captures-blue-whales-playing-with-dolphins/

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Helicopter Captures Terrifying Fissure Eruptions in Hawaii from Above

Last Thursday on Hawaii’s Big Island, Kilauea, the island’s most active volcano erupted; spewing lava hundreds of feet into the air, causing earthquakes and forming over 10 volcanic fissure eruptions where lava literally spews out of ground that has been ripped apart. The fissures are forming along a northeast-southwest line in the rift zone, and not all of the older fissures are actively spewing lava, said Wendy Stovall, a volcanologist with the USGS. The video was captured by Mick Kalber on a flight with Paradise Helicopters, which was skilfully piloted…

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A Video Collage of All the Critters That Have Visited The Log

Wildlife enthusiast Robert Bush Sr set up a trail camera to document the activity around ‘the log’, a fallen tree somewhere in the mountains of Pennsylvania where a wide range of animals tended to congregate. The outdoorsman recently released this compilation of all the critters who have visited ‘the log’ in the last year. Just some of the animals to have visited ‘the log’ include: bears, bobcats, porcupines, birds, beavers, minks, and coyotes. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/all-the-critters-that-have-visited-the-log/

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A 25-Day, Cross Section Timelapse of a Bean Plant Set to Classical

Kidney bean timelapse with soil cross section. Showing how roots ant upper part of plant grows. Play speed – 17280x (one shot every 9 minutes 36 seconds played at 30 FPS). Music: Blue Danube by Strauss via GPHase on YouTube Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/25-day-bean-plant-cross-section-timelapse/

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Dropping Ice Down a 90m Borehole in Antarctica Makes a Very Unexpected Sound

Glaciologist and climate scientist, Dr. Peter Neff of the University of Rochester, shared this quirky little clip on Twitter, documenting the unexpected sound made when a chunk of ice is dropped down a 90m (295 ft) long borehole in Antarctica. While this was just a fun experiment after Neff and his team had completed their research, the goal of their expedition was to study ancient ice (up to 800,000 years old) to track ways global warming is affecting the Earth. You can read more about their expedition and findings here…

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