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[ominous music playing] TOM: Buddy. [cat growling] We kind of called him Charles because of Charles Manson. [hissing] He brings back a lot of animals– mice, birds. He’s kind of an indoor-outdoor cat. NARRATOR: Charles’s recent hunt didn’t go so well. TOM (VOICEOVER): He was out for a couple of days, and he came back

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Big claws. Gnarly horns. Blood. Guts. Lion vs. lion. Elephant vs. elephant. A ferocious conflict that usually ends in death for one or both of the individuals involved. That’s how we think most animal fights go down in the wild. But the reality is that nature’s array of weapons and conflicts are much more varied.

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Field Museum researchers and graduate students Shane Dubay and Carl Fuldner wanted to get some dirt on the museum specimens– literally. Thanks to our bird collection they were able to find answers to questions about air pollution over the last hundred and thirty-five years. In the mid 19th century the Industrial Revolution boomed in the

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NARRATOR: The ostrich, the largest living bird, can weigh almost 300 pounds. He presides over his harem, and digs several nest holes in the desert soil. But his chief hen, his favorite, gets to choose where she lays her eggs. And once she does, the serious business of egg-laying begins. Ostriches lay the biggest eggs–

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As this barn owl glides through the darkness a sudden flash of light illuminates over 20,000 helium filled soap bubbles, suspended in the air. Researchers can track the bubbles as they swirl in the owl’s wake, and they’re using this to study the bird’s flight in unprecedented levels of detail, revealing unexpected ways in which

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welcome to NOAA Live! everybody my name is Nicole Bartlet I’m going to be moderating today’s webinar this series is sponsored by NOAA’s regional collaboration Network where I work and that is a collection of people across the country who help connect people to all that NOAA does our amazing partners Woods Hole Sea Grant

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[♪ INTRO] We hear all the time about how we couldn’t live without our microbiomes, those trillions of symbiotic microorganisms that live on and inside of us. We’re especially fond of our gut microbes, for example, because they allow us to digest some of the complex molecules in our foods. And changing up what’s living

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[phone ringing] Pol Veterinary Services. This is Diane. Hello. DR. POL: Adam and Erica are bringing a macaw. This is a big parrot. Very pretty colors and people love them. ERICA: We had gotten him from previous owners and we just want to make sure he’s healthy, and get his talons clipped and his beak

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Camouflage is often a matter of life or death in the wild. This footage shows some clutches of eggs in Zambia and South Africa that have been spotted by predators, such as this cat-like genet… or these banded mongooses, which were caught on our motion-triggered cameras. I’m Dr Jolyon Troscianko and I’m based at the

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