A heart-warming story of people helping a stranded Orca.
This is a good documentary about the different dolphin species found around New Zealand.
More info about dolphins: https://www.surfertoday.com/environment/50-amazing-facts-about-dolphins
Hector’s dolphins: Hector's Dolphin - New Zealand Endangered Species and
The unique Fiordland bottlenose dolphins: https://www.cruisemilfordnz.com/milford-sound-info/fiordland-dolphins/
Common bottlenose dolphin: 半道海豚 ばんどういるか
Common dolphin: 真海豚 まいるか
Dusky dolphin: 腹白鎌海豚 はらじろかまいるか
Hector’s dolphin: 背張海豚 せっぱりいるか Smallest dolphin in the world. Also endangered.
Other honorary mentions in the video:
Leatherjacket or filefish ハギ
New Zealand fur seal ニュージーランドオットセイ
I’m taking a closer look at today!
Content warning: snek and spooders and much too cute
Featured animals: (in order of appearance)
-Giant Salamander オオサンショウウオ
-European Moor frog
-Bittern 葦五位 よしごい or 煩悩鷺 ぼんのうさぎ
-Grey hero 青鷺 あおさぎ
-Tadpole お玉杓子 おたまじゃくし
-Lungfish 肺魚 はいぎょ
-Bullfrog 食用蛙 しょくようがえる
-Emperor moth 大水青 おおみずあお (here in caterpillar stage)
-European tree frog (a type of 雨蛙 あまがえる )
-Dung beetle 糞虫 くそむし
-Fire-bellied toad 鈴蛙 すずがえる
-Fire salamander ファイアーサラマンダー
-American Hellbender ヘルベンダー
-Newt 井守 いもり
-Sierra newt シェライモリ
-Great crested newt ホクオウクシイモリ
-Squirrel monkey 栗鼠猿 りすざる
-Poison dart frog 矢毒蛙 やどくがえる
-Bromeliaceae パイナップル (a plant family)
-European common frog ヨーロッパアカガエル
-Grass snake ヨーロッパ山棟蛇 ヨーロッパやまかがし
-African red toad アフリカの赤ヒキガエル
-Spitting cobra フードコブラ
-Siberian salamander キタサンショウウオ
-Olm 洞井守 ほらいもり
Another documentary from this channel, this one about a sea closer to home: The Baltic Sea. This is a series, so I’ll watch another tomorrow I think, but for now a link and vocab list of featured animals.
Baltic sea バルト海 バルトかい
Grey seal 灰色海豹 はいいろあざらし
Common ringed plover 羽白小千鳥 はじろこちどり ハジロコチドリ
Little tern 小鰺刺 こあじさし コアジサシ
Sand martin 小洞燕 しょうどうつばめ
Common shelduck 筑紫鴨 つくしがも
Common redshank 赤足鷸 あかあししぎ
Harbour porpoise 鼠海豚 ねずみいるか
Peregrine falcon 隼 はやぶさ
Crane 鶴 つる
Red deer 赤鹿 あかしか
Sowerby’s beaked whale ヨーロッパ扇歯鯨 ヨーロッパおうぎはくじら
Black woodpecker 熊啄木鳥 くまげら
Badger 穴熊 あなぐま
European bison ヨーロッパバイソン
White-tailed eagle 尾白鷲 おじろわし
Peat 泥炭 でいたん
Moose 箆鹿 ヘラ鹿 へらじか
**Sowerby’s beaked whale **
Harbour porpoise 鼠海豚 ねずみいるか - this one is neither a mouse nor a dolphin. it’s the smallest whale in the world
Part 2 of this series about the Baltic sea got posted!
I learnt that the grey seals living on the islands of Estonia are struggling with the warmer climate. Basically, the cubs have winter coats meant to protect them against the cold, which cause them discomfort in the warmer weather. Cooling down in the water is possible, but since the coat isn’t water-proof unlike adult seals, they loose a lot of energy this way and less cubs survive overall. :C
Some honorable animal mentions:
Razorbill 大嘴海烏 おおはしうみがらす
Black guillemots 羽白海鳩 はじろうみばと
Golden Eagle 犬鷲 いぬわし Another “confused” Japanese name! XD
This morning I’m rewatching Nick Hope (Bubble Vision)'s fabulous underwater documentary “Mucky Secrets” Mucky Secrets (full) - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait - YouTube and I’m trying to catch the names of the numerous species of tropical shrimp mentioned.
Many of these are transparent and beautiful in coloration. But several are quite similar and only have minor details in coloration that differs between species, making it all the more impressive that Nike Hope managed to correctly identify them.
Several of these are “commensal shrimps” or “partner shrimps”, meaning they might live on anemones and get the benefit of the protection of the host anemone. But the anemone doesn’t receive either harm or benefit of the shrimp.
In comparison, anemone fish species are beneficial to the anemone, both by protecting the anemone from polyp eaters and the fish’s feces becoming nutrients for the anemone, and this is therefore a classic example of mutual symbiosis.
Cleaner shrimp, shrimp that eats dead skin particles, parasites etc of other fish species, is another example of mutual symbiosis.
Squat shrimp “sexy” shrimp
Clown anemone shrimp
Peacock-tail anemone shrimp
Graceful anemone shrimp
Emperor shrimp (likes to hitchhike on Spanish dancers or Sea cucumbers XD )
Scarlet skunk cleaner shrimp
Thirst episode of this series about the Baltic sea. This time, it’s about the upper north gulf of the Baltic sea, between Finland and Sweden.
I knew about the big migration of salmon, but I actually didn’t know about all the perch and pike that venture into the Baltic sea due to the low salinity level due to rivers, allowing the fresh fish to spread out from the coast of Sweden.
But, since perch and pike are still freshwater fish, they still need to migrate to pure freshwater to breed. So a huge migration takes place in spring as the ice thaws of several different fish species moving upriver.
Fishies part of the great spring migration includes…
Common roach ローチ
Northern Pike ノーザンパイク
Deep sea creatures never cease to fascinate me. They’re can be spooky and creepy, but also beautiful and mysterious.
Relaxing Jelly fish vid. You can’t have too many of those!
Edit: I really liked the relaxing music. I’m defo putting this on for reading or just relaxing going forward! ^>^ (can’t have too many of those I feel, as I learn the songs after a while ^^ and here’s the relaxing imagery as well. So just watching and getting sleepy is great! )
yesterday, i read about the connection between bird poop and healthy, coral reefs since they’re a link in the nutrition chain between land and sea! I already knew about how whale poop is important for all bottom-dwelling deep-sea creatures, where the feces of fishes at the surface falls down to the bottom as “marine snow”.
This is similar but the birds poop on the beaches, which gets washed down by the sea.
Sadly, this chain of nutrition exchange is under threat by the introduction of rats on most continents and islands. Rats eat the eggs of birds and keep their population down. Which means less poop to go around for the coral reefs.
The article focus on Jewel Damselfish who farm turf algae, for example keeps it free from bad organisms to get a food source for itself. Very territorial fish! >:
I’ve posted stuff from this channel before. During this foraging trip, they end up finding several newly hatched greater spotted catfish (also called bull huss) and a dogfish.
Gorgeous! ^>^ I love the glitter and colorful belly-side!
A post about the horrible train derailment in Ohio and how it’s affecting aquatic creatures in the vicinity, but where we still don’t know the more far-reaching effects of these chemical spills. :C
Right now, they’re not listing endangered species as the victims, but we’ll see what this means down the line.
A story about how 2 Swedish White-tailed eagle chicks and how human intervention saved them.
White-tailed eagle: 尾白鷲 おじろわし or オジロワシ
In Sweden we call them havsörn meaning sea eagle.
I blame @shikaji for making me start watching this channel. XD