February 24, 2012

If you could bring back any extinct species, which one would you choose?

One of the big issues addressed by The Great Immensity is that of extinction. We want to know: if you could bring back any extinct species, which one would you choose? (No, you can’t choose all of them!) Leave your answers and justifications in the comments!

Here are a few suggestions mentioned in the show to get you going:

The Dodo Bird
The Dodo

The Great Auk
The Great Auk

And of course check out our music video “Martha” about the last passenger pigeon and last member of a species of lemur in Madagascar to live before their species went extinct. Also think about insects, plants, and parasites that, even though they’re small, can have a big effect on their ecosystems!


January 9, 2012

Martha

Here’s the second in our series of music videos from songs in The Great Immensity! This one uses the song “Martha” with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, named after the last passenger pigeon to live before her species went extinct.

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    "The Next Forever" is a song from The Great Immensity. The footage was taken on Barro Colorado Island in the Panama Canal by videographer David Ford. Music and lyrics by Michael Friedman.
     
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