True Facts: Mudskippers

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  • Published on Dec 15, 2019
  • Mudskippers gets what they gets and don't throws the fits.
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    Credits and Links Below:
    Thank you to all of these researchers and enthusiasts that gave permission for me to share their work with you!
    Prof. Dr. U. Kutschera
    :
    evolution-outreach.biomedcent...
    Sandy Kawano*, Ph.D
    and Richard Blob @ Clemson U
    academic.oup.com/icb/article/...
    also with Benjamin McInroe @ Clemson U
    science.sciencemag.org/conten...
    * special big thanks to Dr. Kawano for being generous with her time and knowledge!
    Dr. S. Tonia Hsieh
    journals.plos.org/plosone/art... /journal.pone.0011197
    Zenzo Tazawa - tazawatanks.com
    thexvid.com/channel/UC6pi...
    Dr. Krijn Michel
    www.nature.com/news/fish-uses...
    Dr. Atsushi Ishimatsu
    www.researchgate.net/publicat...
    There is also a wonderful resource on Mudskippers at www.themudskipper.org/
    run by Gianluca Polgar, who was kind enough to point out two mistakes i made in this video:
    - At min 1.43-1.49: that is a blenny of the genus Andamia, not a mudskipper.
    - Not all mudskippers have fused pelvic fins that are used as suckers
    Aside from calling a dolphin a fish - which i actually find kind of funny in context :)
    Additional Footage from:
    Shutterstock.com
    NatureFootage.com

Comments • 5 884

  • Daniel Gable
    Daniel Gable 2 years ago +2

    I used to have a mudskipper about 20 years ago. I still miss that little guy. He was one of the most engaging little pets I ever had. Imagine being able to take your fish for a walk. He would also eat from my hand. Now, if only they could breed in captivity. Until that happens, I won't have another. Please don't deplete the wild population. At the time I had mine, I did not know that. That being said, my fish was the most engaging little pet fish I ever had. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I have to say though, sometimes it's in the hand.

  • spooki spoop
    spooki spoop 2 years ago +6

    if school was like this id be excited to wake up everyday

  • George
    George Year ago +608

    "imagine the things you could climb if you had sticky nipples"

  • Fer Barrios
    Fer Barrios Year ago +1

    "like testicles on a freezing pool, it's eyeballs can retract..."

  • raederps08
    raederps08 2 years ago +1

    you've helped me laugh through some hard times. thank you.

  • branak belledar
    branak belledar 2 years ago +4

    Never heard anyone say "gravity can be a bit of a bitch" so elegantly.

  • Haley Kay
    Haley Kay 2 years ago +3

    Can someone please hire him for a nature documentary?

  • This is Argus
    This is Argus 2 years ago +973

    "Most fish if you take them out of the water, they'd be a downer. And by downer, I mean dead."

  • Kodiak Bearson
    Kodiak Bearson Year ago +76

    The "shouting match" portion of this video is what makes it so very entertaining.

  • KinzakuGaming

    “It likes to be ‘moist’, like that drip of sweat rolling down the smol of your back into your butt crack because you decided to wear jeans on that hike sort of ‘moist’.”

  • BK
    BK Year ago +107

    My son recently introduced me to this channel, and I love how it makes me laugh at the most unexpected times! This guy is an amazing storyteller; subscribing!

  • CardamonGH
    CardamonGH Year ago +297

    I am a nature enthusiast raised by a teacher who was fond of monty python and puns. This shit is my JAM! LOVE IT!!

  • Alex
    Alex 2 years ago +4

    “imagine what you could do if you had sticky nipples”

  • TRUEBLUEGOBLUE
    TRUEBLUEGOBLUE 2 years ago +76

    I am 60. I forward these things to our 38-year-daughter, to show to our five-year-old granddaughter.

  • CasualGuy634
    CasualGuy634 2 years ago +547

    "remember, just because you don't have the big boney muscly fins doesn't mean you can't do incredible things, with what you're given, that is how the mudskipper do"

  • Eric Hope
    Eric Hope Year ago +1

    Mudskippers look like a frogs that never finished its metamorphosis.

  • Samuel Ng
    Samuel Ng 2 years ago +39

    I recall watching True Facts videos 7 years ago, it was mostly for comedic amusement. As a zoology major, I have to say the video these days are a lot more educational, good enough to be in university lectures. Good job my man!

  • Mason 2
    Mason 2  +34

    The dead fish that Jerry showed wasn't even a fish, it was a porpoise. The tail is horizontal compared to vertical.

  • BravoMan
    BravoMan 2 years ago +1

    I almost busted out laughing in a room full of people when the shouting match commenced. Glorious.

  • Carbonoid1
    Carbonoid1 2 years ago +227

    The message at the end about being able to do incredible things with what you were given is very touching ❤️