"Beautiful, awesome, and disgusting," is how I like to describe the Chinese Giant Salamander: the largest amphibian on the planet, reaching lengths of up to six feet.
Guess which animal can survive temperatures of 300 Fahrenheit and -400 degrees, and 1000x more radiation than any other animal on the planet? The Honey Badger? Wrong! It's the tardigrade (aka water bear).
Who loves the Kronos Quartet? Who loves a sea pig? Now's your chance to see them BOTH in one video. A dream come true! But, wait, what in the world is a sea pig? Linda Kuhnz at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute is here to tell you all about it.
The Blobfish was recently declared WORLD'S UGLIEST ANIMAL! But is that really fair? And even if the Blobfish is less attractive that some of its fishy cohorts, does that make it any less lovable? Let's take a closer look at how this unusual creature became an overnight celebrity.
Join me as I visit David at MBARI in Moss Landing, CA to discuss the Magnapinna Squid. And then undulate along to spectacular footage of this unusual creature, while music is performed on trumpet, trombone, and tuba.
The glass frog is called so because it has see-through skin on its stomach! How crazy is that? You can see just about all of its inner organs, including its beating heart. The glass armonica on the other hand is one of the rarest and most exotic musical instruments, and it was invented by Benjamin Franklin!
It's true, it's true, there's an elephant shrew! Surprisingly, it's not related to the shrew at all. In fact, it's more closely related to manatees, aardvarks, tenrecs, and, you guessed it, elephants!