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Mahi Mahi Beaches Itself on Australia Beach

A Mahi Mahi can be seen beaching itself on a beach in southwest Australia. The beautiful fish comes straight towards a man on the beach in the weird incident. The fish didn't seem to understand it was at the edge of the water. It can be seen turning back around near the end of the clip. Take a look:



Posted on April 2, 2014






Deer Stranded on Frozen Lake Rescued With Hovercrafts

Three deer stranded on a frozen lake were rescued by MedCity Hovercraft using their hovercraft vehicles. The lake is Albert Lea lake in Minnesota. The deer were unable to get back to land after wandering out on the ice. The video was recorded using Gopro Hero3. We are glad these three deer are safe thanks to the father and son team. One of the owners told KSTP that one of the deer came closer to them as if he knew the men were going to help him. The hovercraft are quite useful on the ice. Take a look:



Posted on February 22, 2014

People Walking to See Apostle Islands Ice Caves on Frozen Lake Superior

People are hiking across the frozen Lake Superior this winter to view the impressive ice caves on Apostle Island National Lakeshore. People are hiking across the frozen Lake Superior this winter to view the impressive ice caves on Apostle Island National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin. At least 35,000 people have hiked 2 miles on the ice to view the caves. Normally the trip requires a kayak.

NPS.gov notes that the ice is never considered completely safe, but many people are braving the cold trek across the ice to see the beautiful ice caves anyway. NPS says, "Is the ice safe? Ice is never considered completely safe. Ice conditions can change rapidly, so keep safety in mind at all times. Temperature, high wind speeds and direction can quickly change ice conditions."

Take a look:



Posted on February 14, 2014

Lion Cubs Investigate GoPro Camera on Remote Control Car

Here is a cute video of two curious lion cubs in Kenya investigating a GoPro camera attached to a remote control car. The video was recorded by Chris Bray. Bray says two cubs came over to look at the car after he joggled it around. One of the cubs can be seen pawing at the camera. The lion cubs investigated the camera car for about 20 minutes before returning to their mother. Take a look:



Posted on January 19, 2014

Researchers Expect Violent Response to Climate Change

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley expect climate change to result in a more violent world. The researchers say, "Should climate change trigger the upsurge in heat and rainfall that scientists predict, people may face a threat just as perilous and volatile as extreme weather - each other."

The researchers say they analyzed 60 studies from different disciplines to explore connections between weather and violence. They found that 1 standard-deviation shift in heat or rainfall boosts the risk of a riot, civil war or ethnic conflict by an average of 14 percent. The researchers note that some climate change models predict an average of 2 to 4 standard-deviation shifts in global climate conditions by 2050. The frightening reported was published in the journal, Science, last month.

Climate shifts can cause instability, which has lead to war and violence throughout human history. Hot weather can also make people angrier. Take a look:



Posted on September 30, 2013

Chan Robbins Talks Audubon's Christmas Bird Count

Chan Robbins, 94, has been participating in Audubon Christmas Bird Counts since 1934. Robbins explains the origins and importance of the annual Christmas counts. He occasionally gets distracted when a bird flies by. The video was shot by Bob Sacha. The Christmas Bird Count runs from December 14 through January 5 each year. Take a look:



Posted on September 26, 2013

Short Nature Film, Life on Moss, Takes Place on a Patch of Moss

Here is an entertaining short nature film, Life on Moss, that shows insect life on a patch of moss. The short film was filmed from noon until sunrise. The filmmaker is Boris Godfroid. The life on the moss includes snails, grasshoppers, flies, millipedes, beetles, fungi, ants and more. Take a look:



Posted on August 5, 2013



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