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Marine Biologist: Deep Sea Exploration (04:57)


One quarter of Earth's species live underwater; relatively few are known to humanity. Diva Amon shows footage of recently discovered, diverse, underwater organisms.

Marine Biologist: Classification and Ecology (03:30)

Marine animals have nicknames and scientific names. Amon introduces the newly discovered "Casper" octopus and surface dwelling Sea Dragon. She compares observing live animals in their habitat with studying preserved specimens.

Marine Biologist: Panel Inquiries (02:00)

A sponge is the largest sea creature Amon has discovered. The lunar surface is better mapped than the seabed. Amon addresses ecological and social concerns over deep sea floor mining.

Zoologist: Mammals (04:46)

Biologists locate new species in all ecosystems; Kris Helgen has aided in discovery of over 1,000 animals. He describes finding the Olinguito; see slides of the Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon, and Angola Bush Baby.

Zoologist: Reptiles and Insects (02:45)

Helgen explains the defense mechanism of the newly discovered Fish Scaled Gecko. He shows slides of unique species. He and Foster discuss giving animals relatable names.

Zoologist: Panel Inquiries (03:39)

Helgen describes the process of naming new species. He addresses rapid extinction of animals, and threatened populations. New organisms can be found in any environment.

Paleontologist: Finding Ancient Species (04:45)

There has been life on Earth for four billion years; most organisms are extinct. Dean Lomax explains an inspiring fossil discovery; he studies and regularly names prehistoric animals.

Paleontologist: Scale and Detail (04:07)

Lomax shows slides from a Sauropod find and a minuscule sea creature fossil. He explains the significance of discovering a dinosaur tail preserved amber. Newly developed laser stimulated fluorescence technology aids in determining features.

Paleontologist: Panel Inquiries (01:56)

Lomax addresses extinction and evolution of prehistoric animals. He discusses William Bucklin's discovery of the first dinosaur in the late 1700s.

Collective Scientists: Panel Inquiries (05:53)

Herbivores are more common than carnivores. Helgen's favorite animal is the Long Beaked Echidna; Lomax prefers the Baryonyx and Amon favors the Hoff crab. Experts give advice on entering scientific fields.

Credits: Inspirations: Wild Discoveries (00:21)

Credits: Inspirations: Wild Discoveries

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Inspirations: Wild Discoveries

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Meet the scientists pushing the boundaries of exploration and discovering new animal species—in the jungle, in the sea, and in the past! From the depths of the Mariana Trench to the cloud forests of Ecuador and the fossil remains buried beneath our feet, we get a guided tour through the new discoveries of recent times. Recorded in front of an audience of young people at the McLaren Thought Leadership Centre, this is a close-up voyage into the world of wild discoveries.

Length: 41 minutes

Item#: FMK183740

ISBN: 978-1-64481-914-2

Copyright date: ©2017

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