Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Flying with the birds

When my kids were younger, Fly Away Home, was one of our favorite movies so when I came across this article on a man who flies with the birds in order to save them, it was an obvious choice.

Tonight’s article is entitled “Meet the Man Who Flies with the Birds in Order to Save Them” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger. I’m also a huge fan of migration tales, so to ride with this gentleman would be awesome.



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Croc surfin safari

Now this is something you don’t see everyday, a crocodile doing a little surfing. Check out the video “Giant Crocodile Takes to Surf, Prompting Beach Closure in Australia” by Pete Thomas over at GrindTV. Heck, I didn’t even know they like to surf.

Hang Ten!


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For the birds

So since birds are the center of our attention yesterday on Thanksgiving, I thought I would post a tribute to our friends. In fact, a couple of years ago I read this really great book entitled Feathers by Thor Hanson and ever since then, I’ve become a big fan of birds.

For this tribute, I have two videos that I have come across lately, both in regard to what they do best, fly. The first one is entitled “Starlings Murmurations Create Fantastic Show in Scottish Sky” by David Strege over at GrindTV. David even added some very elegant music to go with what could almost be considered a bird ballet.  Well worth the look.

The other one is much shorter but just as dramatic in the sense that it’s coming right at you and is extremely powerful. It’ entitled “Geese Tsunami in Richmond, Canada” by Maikel Parets over at Yahoo!

Fly away!


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(Almost) a whale of a tale

So in this story, the whale almost made a tale out of a couple of divers. To see the whole story, check out “Divers Almost End Up in Mouths of Large Whales” by Pete Thomas over at GrindTV.

Bon Appétit!


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Whale of an idea

I  received a comment the other day about how someone enjoyed my mixing the “green” world with the “book” world and I have to say, I never thought of it that way but I am a librarian after all and so in the future I will try to keep that in mind a bit more.

That said, I was doing some research last night when I was looking for a book that I checked out a long time ago but never finished.  The book is entitled The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century by D. Graham Burnett. I swore the library had it but I couldn’t find it in their catalog yesterday so I’ll just have to request it from another library. What I  do remember about it though is that the author had a really good sense of humor.

Anyway, I also came across two more whale books during that time, one that I have read entitled The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare and one that I have only requested entitled ” Into Great Silence : A Memoir of Discovery and Loss Among Vanishing Orcas” by Eva Saulitis.  The first book was great and I’m hoping the second one will be too. I’m hoping to add both to my reading list.

Finally, I thought I would add a video here of a couple of guys that helped an endangered northern right whale get loose from some old fishing gear near Virginia Beach. It’s entitled “Angler jumps in with knife, frees critically endangered northern right whaleby Pete Thomas over at GrindTV.



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Secrets of the sun

Finally got around to the PBS movie Secrets of the Sun but I have to say after reading “The Sun’s Heartbeat and Other Stories From the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet“  by Bob Berman, that maybe I already new all of it’s secrets. Still a good movie to watch and I would highly recommend it.

Or if you just want a brief overview of the sun, then check out the song (and video) by They Might Be Giants entitled “Why Does the Sun Shine? (The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent)” . It’s where my kids first learned about the sun a few years back.

Shine on!


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