Algae: The World’s Most Important Plants – Perspectives on Ocean Science

Believe it or not, your life depends on algae! Join Scripps’ Institution’s Russell Chapman as he discusses the important roles algae have played in the development of life as we know it. Series: “Perspectives on Ocean Science” [12/2006] [Science] [Show ID: 11931]
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Comments ( 23 )
  1. loukkoumi
    November 22, 2012 at 12:20 pm
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    natureallforlife.blogspot.gr/

  2. TheMATTDEHN
    November 22, 2012 at 1:03 pm
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    ah 240, we meet again

  3. 789melica
    November 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm
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    Reissue, without the introduction. 

  4. Victoria Greyh
    November 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm
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    I have to say, you guys have to get off of this kick about evolution- it’s just showing your ignorance and we cannot listen to the rest of your presentation, given, you don’t even understand the beginning of life, much less your topic.. so, I hope this gets passed along to the speaker- not sure how it got uploaded..

  5. cradleofify
    November 22, 2012 at 2:20 pm
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    INTERESTING

  6. JanetteAFA
    November 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm
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    Yes They are now considered protists, an amazing kingdom of species, they can be similar to plants, animals and molds.

  7. dwayne carpenter
    November 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm
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  8. ehmfrancisco
    November 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm
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    Algae were once considered to be plants but are now classified separately because they lack true roots, stems, leaves, and embryos.

  9. TheFuckingJesse
    November 22, 2012 at 4:18 pm
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    K ! my teacher made us watch this and its fucking boring ! -.-

  10. UCtelevision
    November 22, 2012 at 5:04 pm
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    @Taramcgara1, glad we can help!

  11. Theresa Cacek
    November 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm
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    Thank you. My University cancelled our Algae course. Since this is my area of study – I am always glad to see info “out there” for folks to view.

  12. platinum243125
    November 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm
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    Algae is a protist, not a plant

  13. Nina Desianti
    November 22, 2012 at 6:24 pm
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    Awesome lecture!

  14. zenithar6666
    November 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm
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    or rather, certain groups of people! we must remember this

  15. adubyas
    November 22, 2012 at 7:51 pm
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    you nailed it…his delivery is eerily similar to hedberg’s haha

  16. drmodestoesq
    November 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm
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    Brilliant, this guy is the Mitch Hedberg of Phycology.

  17. Mrinny
    November 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm
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    Skip to 4:10 if you dont wanna hear the introduction

  18. imnotabear
    November 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm
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    i believe! i also eat algae in the form of spiralina and chlorella everyday – it contains an antioxidant called astaxanthin which can save you from getting sunburn

  19. prop23FAIL
    November 22, 2012 at 9:05 pm
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    Love it!!

    Great video — keep it up! We need to invest more in these industries but in California, but prop 23 is a threat to those investments. Prop 23 is down in the polls, but the Yes on 23 campaign just got a new influx of hot, anonymous cash, so we’ll need to fend them off in the home stretch to Election Day.

    Hit me back if you’d like to talk Prop 23. We’re coming out with a bunch of great No on Prop 23 videos soon!

    – prop23FAIL

  20. prop23FAIL
    November 22, 2012 at 9:55 pm
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    Love it!!

    Great video — keep it up! We need to invest more in these industries but in California, but prop 23 is a threat to those investments. Prop 23 is down in the polls, but the Yes on 23 campaign just got a new influx of hot, anonymous cash, so we’ll need to fend them off in the home stretch to Election Day.

    Hit me back if you’d like to talk Prop 23. We’re coming out with a bunch of great No on Prop 23 videos soon!

    – prop23FAIL

  21. RedMarineNex
    November 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm
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    Solazyme has an industrial process to make Biodiesel from algae right now. They were just purchased by Unilever though, so you can’t avoid investing in large corporations run by evil scum (although maybe corporate scum can be converted to oil too ….)

  22. Underfaith
    November 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm
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    Could you possibly articulate more precisely as I’m sure your statement is no doubt derogatory, but is also a little hard to follow. If English is indeed not your native language, as it appears, please forgive any disrespect in pointing out obvious grammar and spelling errors.
    I would also like to point out this is an educational video ment inform interested people and there is really no need for such vulgar dislplays.

  23. Daniel Gregory
    November 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm
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    This is very well done. On Wednesday I have to give a 15 min algae presentation myself and this has been a great help : )

    I hope to see more soon!

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