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Project Earth - California Unknown Beauty - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The harbor seals gather in a sheltered cove to give birth. But even hidden from predators, there is no guarantee of survival, and we witness the tragic death of one newborn that gets trapped in its amniotic sac. Within a few hours, the pups that survive the birth are already into the waves, getting to know their new watery world.

Project Earth - California Unknown Beauty - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Life can be hard in the Californian desert, but many plants and animals are adapted to survive the hot, dry conditions. Jackrabbits, owls, hummingbirds, and the green stick tree all thrive in this harsh climate as they wait for the rare blessing of rain.

Project Earth - California Unknown Beauty - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Alive since ancient times, the giant sequoia trees stand colossal and majestic. Deep in the valley, a pair of coyote hunt in the winter snow, while in the Mojave Desert, Joshua trees and cactus plants have adapted to survive the searing heat.

Project Earth - California Unknown Beauty - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Every fall, the monarch butterflies migrate back to their breeding grounds in California. These fascinating and stunningly beautiful creatures weigh only a gram, yet travel extraordinary distances to complete their lifecycle. In the early spring, deep in the Yosemite valley, the sun warms the wet ground, forming clouds of misty fog.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch - The Ocean Cleanup Technology View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The Ocean Cleanup is a Netherlands-based, non-government environmental engineering organization that develops technology to extract plastic pollution from the oceans. They have developed a "passive" cleanup system that takes advantage of the natural oceanic forces of wind, water, and currents.

Project Earth - California Unknown Beauty - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Kelp is a fascinating plant. What we see on the surface has little in common with what's actually there. Californian harbor seals are mammals but they do a lot of hunting underwater.

Project Earth - California Unknown Beauty - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Everyone's heard of California, but this documentary showcases the state's natural beauty and wildlife. It has a fascinating range of geographical features and is home to many unique species of animals.

Green TV - Evolution of the Whale View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

In this short animation, produced for primary school children by Green.TV, supported by the Wellcome Trust, we look at the remarkable evolution of the whale from a land-based dog-like animal to the marine mammal that became the world’s largest creature ever.

Evolution - On Land - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The series draws to a close with footage of apes, the most direct ancestors of humans. The narrator nicely sums up the meaning of evolution and man's place in nature.

TED-Ed - How smart are dolphins? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Dolphins are one of the smartest animal species on Earth. In fact, their encephalization quotient (their brain size compared to the average for their body size) is second only to humans. But exactly how smart are they? This video shares some incredible facts about dolphins.

Evolution - On Land - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Rhinoceroses, or rhinos for short, are the largest land animals after elephants. Five species remain (two in Africa and three in Asia) and all are endangered as a consequence of the illicit trade of their horns. The importance of rivers is another focus of this segment.

Luana explains - Plants

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA South

In this beginner-level video, Luana teaches us about plants. She talks about the functions of the various parts of a plant, and offers tips on watering plants that grow indoors and outdoors.

Evolution - On Land - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The focus of this segment is on animals of the African savanna. We get to see giraffes and elephants, the largest of the land creatures, as well as cheetahs, the fastest.

Evolution - On Land - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The video starts with information about coastal geology and the evolution of birds. It includes amazing footage of white storks, wildebeest, as well as zebras in East Africa's Serengeti region.

Outstanding dairy farm sustainability - Marshik Dairy View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

World Wildlife Fund: Making sustainability a priority, the Marshik Dairy — a fifth-generation family farm — implemented a new, technologically advanced and energy efficient barn design for their 155 cows. The new design included robotic milking facilities, energy efficient lighting and ventilation, and renewable wind and solar power.

Evolution - The Coasts - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

California sea lion communication, mating habits, and past and present threats to their survival are discussed. This segment additionally features amazing aerial photography of their rocky coastal habitats.

Outstanding dairy farm sustainability - Sensenig Dairy View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Here's a video from the World Wildlife Fund. Traditionally, anaerobic digester systems have not been practical on small dairy farms, but this didn’t stop Sensenig Dairy, a 100-cow farm, from pursuing its goal. Then Sensenig teamed up with the local community to collect enough waste to produce 1,401,600 kilowatt hours of electricity per year from "trash" that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

Evolution - The Coasts - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Marine mammals are the focus of this segment on coastal sea life. Humpback whales mostly swim along the coasts, whether in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. Seals are semi-aquatic and try to stay as close to the coast as possible, though they'll search for prey in depths of up to forty meters.

Evolution - Sea Creatures - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

We learn about the thousands of kilometers that humpback whales travel from their summer habitat in the polar regions to the tropical or subtropical waters where they spend the winter. Their multi-versed songs and the markings on their flukes are also discussed.

Evolution - Sea Creatures - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Green sea turtles (the largest hard-shelled sea turtle) and whale sharks (the largest shark and fish overall) are featured in this segment. We also encounter a langouste, otherwise known as a rock lobster, and a moray eel lurking in their coral reef habitat.

Evolution - Sea Creatures - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

This segment looks at the advantages and disadvantages of swarm fish and loner fish, providing insight into their coloration and behavior. Spectacular footage reveals twobar sea bream, trumpet fish, barracudas, and harlequin sweetlips.

Evolution - Deep Ocean - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Brilliantly colorful parrot fish and two-bar sea bream are among the fish featured in this segment. Sea cucumbers, the vacuum cleaners of all the Earth's oceans, also make an appearance.

Evolution - Deep Ocean - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Corals are sessile animals, meaning they are immobile and anchored to one spot for the entirety of their lives. Stony coral, leathery coral, and sea fan coral are featured in this segment, along with the beautiful fish that inhabit coral reefs.

Evolution - Deep Ocean - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The earth's bodies of water are the focus of this film about evolution. As the narrator points out, the vast depths of the earth's oceans remain barely explored.

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