The Weirdest Living Animals – (With Dr. Lawrence Turtleman)




Last Day of Pizzamas:

Hello,

My name is Dr. Lawrence Turtleman and in this video, I discuss animals (and one plant) that have found themselves alone on taxonomic islands. These organisms common ancestors with currently living organisms stretch back tens or even hundreds of millions of years. The tuatara split off from other animals over 150 million years ago!

Sometimes these organisms are referred to as “living fossils” because they often look very similar to fossil forms of them that we find, but this is actually somewhat innacurate for a few different reasons (see this episode of Eons:

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– Dr. Lawrence Turtleman

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  1. What, no love for velvet worms or sea spiders? I demand recognition for lesser known not-really-arthropods-or-maybe-they-are-and-we-don't-know!

  2. omg i have seen so many photos of those trees because i always google image search yellow trees because i just love yellow and trees but i didn't know they had cool science things i'm so excited to read more about them i love science

  3. Hey Hank ! I was wondering about the DFTBA supply chain — where, how and by whom is the merch made? The material woven ? The primary resources harvested ? I feel like maybe you've addressed this already, but I think it'd be cool to have a video talking about supply chains specifically. I hope my awesome sox aren't made by children…

  4. I notice that John hasn't posted this Tuesday. Is that because of an arranged hiatus or do I feel a punishment coming on?

  5. Hi Hank and John,
    Eve online is a really fun game and has been studied economically. The developers are just curators. Players are thrust out into the world, like a slightly more structures lord of the flies.
    Thanks, Keon

  6. Any Nerdfighters looking for a Nerdfighters penpal or penpal on general. I'd love to have one. This my senior year and I'd love to have a penpal to carry on to my adult hood.

  7. I found this topic interesting, but the voice was very off putting. I like Hanks voice. If the character comes back I would seriously consider re-evaluating the squeaky quality of the voice. I found the topic very much the type of topic I look for in sci-show and Hanks videos, but I feel like someone jabbed an ice pick in my ear after just 3 1/2 minutes of that.

  8. Is John getting punished because he hasn't posted a video yet? I don't have twitter so if there's something happening there I apologize now that I'm thinking about it I'm worried is Willie okay?

The Weirdest Living Animals – (With Dr. Lawrence Turtleman)

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