Welcome to another edition of the Friday Smorgasbord! We’ve got a great selection of videos to share with you today including cleaner shrimp, helping a manta ray, feeding an octopus and even another tasty dessert….Bon Appétit!
Take a Bite Outta…
How do dirty fish get clean? By signaling to shrimp for help.
Posted by National Geographic on Friday, July 13, 2018
Another great NatGeo video, this time on cleaner shrimp.
Humanity Can Be Wonderful (At Times)
This giant manta ray washed up on the beach in a fishing net. Everyone was standing around taking pictures until one guy took charge ?
Posted by The Dodo on Saturday, July 14, 2018
In this day and age its nice to see some examples about the good side of humanity. Here is a great video showing people rescuing a manta ray from a fishing net.
How do you keep an octopus entertained with its meal? Put a lid on it! To cater to the specific intelligence of these cephalopods, a food puzzle in a jar is the perfect tool for Cephalopod Aquarist Candace to enrich her giant Pacific octopus!
Posted by Monterey Bay Aquarium on Thursday, July 19, 2018
Here is a great video showing how the Monterey Bay Aquarium goes about feeding their octupuses. Seems these inquisitive creatures need a little more stimulation — like having them open up a jar to get their food. Thankfully, they brought a camera along for a great view of this in action.
Chalk One Up to Mother Nature
If you know that seashells are made of basically the same stuff as chalk, you might have wondered why chalk is crumbly but seashells are super tough—the secret’s in the biochemistry. From our friends at Reactions:
Posted by Science Friday on Monday, June 11, 2018
What do seashells and chalk have in common? CaCO3. This is a great video to refresh your knowledge base and also for sharing if you have budding reefers around you.
This SUGAR CORAL is mind-blowing ? Hot sugar and cold ice make MAGIC!#InspiredBy #FoodNetworkStar > All-New Tonight @ 9|8c
Posted by Food Network on Sunday, July 15, 2018
I am not getting in the habit of sharing dessert vids, but this. looks. cool.