Marine Biologist Kate Furby, who explains what Corals are, and how some species of Coral can seemingly come back...from the dead!
What is this thing called life? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering how life works and what makes animals, plants and microbes "alive." Organisms don't remain the same forever. Without change, life on Earth would stagnate. Species are in a constant dance with their environment. When an environment changes, the species that live within must change too, evolving to better adapt in order to survive. The end result is the diversity of life we see around us.
Shuyi Chiou's animation explains the implications of the Central Limit Theorem
There's no peak in sight - fitness peak, that is -- for the bacteria in Richard Lenski's Michigan State University lab.
Tasmanian devils are vanishing due to the devil facial tumor disease (DFTD), and with them, valuable clues to diseases in other species, including humans.
Nina Ruelle tells the story of Tyrian Purple, a dye created from the marine snail known as Bolinus brandaris
In this video we talked to Dr. Michael Tlusty, who's lab grows different colored lobsters in an effort to understand shell disease, which weakens lobsters' shells
This episode of CreatureCast tells the story of how echinoderms (starfish, sea urchins, and their relatives) can change the stiffness of their skin at will.
The Academy's Stan Blum works in Biodiversity Informatics- he documents what lives where.
Tristan and artist Shawn Towne set out to develop a novel means of conveying human impacts on sea grass beds through art based on light and movement.
Akito Kawahara explains why he became interested in butterflies and moths and why he loves this area of research.
How do animals know when it is time to migrate or breed each year? Through a groundbreaking experiment with the junco, William Rowan discovered "photoperiodism" for the first time in animals-but his success didn't come easily!
Kevin Rogers, a student at Brown University, explains how a little pistol shrimp manages to pack a big punch through creating cavitation bubbles.
Seagrass beds are incredibly productive ecosystems, acting as both a nursery for commercially important marine species and as a barrier against costal erosion.
How does the nautilus swim underwater, even though it has no fins and lives in a shell?
Keith Willmott, an assistant curator of Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History, describes why he decided to become a scientist, and how his fascination with the world around him makes his job the best.
Marine biologist Paul Sikkel discusses the important role of parasites in coral reef ecosystems.
Larry Page, ichthyology curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History, describes the museum's planetary biodiversity inventory of freshwater fishes.
Keith Willmott, an assistant curator of Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History, explains his research and the importance in creating a broader insight into the diversity of butterflies in Ecuador.