Natures Talk Show

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When we started this venture a few years ago it was intended for aquarium hobbyists and water related topics......But there is more to fish keeping and the hobby, there is a passion for the beauty of life and all that Nature has to offer. So many amazing and beautiful plants and animals are being destroyed at an alarming rate. Habitat destruction taking place non-stop. Conservation, preservation and habitat are of huge interest on our show. We are going to be doing more youth oriented programs and things that we hope will help save all the amazing things that life has to offer.

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On Friday Octuber 31st, at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, Join host Ken McKeighen as he is joined by Ken Boorman to continue their discussion on carnivorous plants. The genus Aldorandra will be investigated and it's amazing ability to trap it's prey with the fastest trap action of any plant. Aldrovanda is a free-floating and rootless aquatic plant. This plant is closely related to the Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula, and shares many of its attributes--it functions as a snap-trap carnivore, just under water! A common name for it is the waterwheel plant because a single whorl of leaves, cut from a stem, is wheel-like, as you can see to the right! The genus name commemorates the Italian naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605). In fact, the name for the genus was originally "Aldrovandia", but Linnaeus misspelled this, and we use the incorrect spelling even today. Each leaf in a whorl terminates in a little clam-like trap. Exactly how the trap captures prey is a little complicated. Just like the traps of a Venus flytrap, the trap lobes of Aldrovanda contain trigger hairs. When stimulated, these cause the traps to close. SNAP! The closure takes about 1/4 to 1/2 second, which is impressive when you reflect upon the fact that the trap lobes must push water as they close. If no prey is captured, the trap reopens in ten to twenty hours. The strange snapping behavior of the plant was observed by De Sassus as early as 1861, but it was not until Darwin's careful work was there proof it was probably carnivorous. We now know that indeed, the traps produce phosphate-digesting enzymes, and that traps fed with radioisotope-labeled Daphnia absorb the prey.
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On-Demand Episodes

On Sunday February 26th at 4pm est,3pm cst and 1pm pst,Mr.Warren Gibbons will be hosting the premier show Forum Day/Night with representatives from Saltwater aquarium enthusiasts will find this show very... more

On Saturday February 25th at 4PM EST,3PM CST AND 1PM PST,the host of the Under The Sea Radio Show will be joined by Victoria from MarineGeek to discuss the wonderful hobby of aquarium keeping. Is aquarium keeping a hobby or is it... more

On Friday February 24th at 10pm est,9pm cst and 7pm pst,Mr.Tim Burton of Aqua Flora Nurseries is scheduled for a discussion on the Under The Sea Radio Show. Mr. Burton will be discussing the various plants grown in the nursery... more

On Monday February 20th at 10pm est,9pm cst,8pm mst and 7pm pst,Mr. Jerry Yaremko,current President of the Calgary Aquarium Society has been scheduled for a discussion on the Under The Sea Radio Show. Discussion will be about;... more

On Sunday February 19th,at 4pm est,3pm cst and 1pm pst a panel discussion is scheduled on the Under The Sea Radio Show. The panel of guests will include;Co-host Mr.Warren Gibbons,professional aquarist Dave... more

On Saturday February 18th at 4:00PM EST,3:00PM CST and 1:00PM PST,Victoria was joined by the host of the Under The Sea Radio Show to discuss Bangaii Cardinals and during the show Warren Gibbons surprised us by joining... more

On Friday,February 17th at 10pm est,9pm cst and 7pm pst,we are pleased to have scheduled Robert Sosolik,CMAS President and other representatives, for a discussion on the Under The Sea Radio Show. We will also have Victoria from... more

On Monday February 13th at 10pm est,9pm cst and 7 pm pst we are honored to welcome Dr.Zeb Hogan,aquatic ecologist,biologist.Dr.Hogan is a National Geographic Explorer and TV host of the series Hooked on the National... more

On Sunday February 12th at 4pm est,3pm cst and 1pm pst,Dr. Gregory Skomal has been scheduled for an interview for the series Careers in Marine Biology. Dr. Skomal is actively involved in the conservation of sharks by tagging and... more

On Saturday February 11th at 4pm est,3pm cst and 1pm pst the Under The Sea Radio Show is proud to have scheduled Mr.Joe Faszl of Seascape Studio, and clownfish breeder, Kathy Leahy of Kathys... more