The Return of Giant Skin-Shell Sea Turtles 

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The biggest turtle ever described wasn’t an ancestor of today’s leatherback turtles or any other living sea turtles. But it looks like there are some things about being a giant, skin-shelled sea turtle that just work, no matter where, or when, you lived.
Thanks to Ceri Thomas (nixillustration.com/), Nobu Tamura (spinops.blogspot.com/), and Dmitry Bogdanov for allowing us to use their excellent paleoart in this video!
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Caden Stangohr
Caden Stangohr پیش 3 روز
The Archelon fossil was found in Pierre, SD
James Driscoll_tmp
James Driscoll_tmp پیش 9 روز
Archelon are the aliens from "The Lathe of Heaven"
I gotta kill something
I gotta kill something پیش 13 روز
We know how to increase their populations to.
QuitLife پیش 17 روز
So are their shells all made up of skin like an armadillo and unconnected to their bones like other turtles?
Joris Milleret
Joris Milleret پیش 20 روز
What means "PBS Eons" ? I know Eon was an specific era of Prehistory, but PBS ?...
Joris Milleret
Joris Milleret پیش 20 روز
I'm glad to discovered this video Very interesting content and good production ;)
Youareme Meme
Youareme Meme پیش 27 روز
I have a doubt I got my turtles abscess removed 2 days before... And after the surgery there was a small visible pimple or zest on top of the turtles head... Like on top near neck.. I don't have any idea why... And I am unable to connect with my doctor to ask why... Please if u know tell why and the possible solutions to it.. Would really help
Davis پیش 28 روز
Did you rip off the Jurassic Park music?
AdaM پیش ماه
Hell yeah giant sea turtle bbq at my place!!!
K. Swann
K. Swann پیش ماه
Amber Rowsell
Amber Rowsell پیش ماه
Thanks for adding that text at the end, I had no idea! Much appreciated
macgmusic پیش ماه
I seen one on the Panama! It was the size of a slug bug me and my step dad both seen it on a glass bottom boat!
luca boshoffe
luca boshoffe پیش 2 ماه
i should be a turtel... maybe then someone one would find me fasinating
Eric Rock
Eric Rock پیش 2 ماه
The nonsensical quackery of millions of years. I hate it when they leave science and go into fictional time periods.
Rigatonia پیش 2 ماه
Not flipper hold. Flipper Grip!
wtf bros
wtf bros پیش 2 ماه
Brent Flack-Davison
Brent Flack-Davison پیش 2 ماه
How about an episode as to why some animals seemingly do not evolve and have keep their same form over tens of millions of years i.e. ceolacanths, crocs. Or maybe just an episode on ceolacanths in general
Bebe Cannual Bungdon
Bebe Cannual Bungdon پیش 2 ماه
Hahaha I never believe in science's theory. most of them r fiction n assumption.
silverkleptofox پیش 2 ماه
Thank you all so much for making this program. I went to parochial school so my education did not have anything about evolution whatsoever. I get to learn and catch up with the rest of the population!
Astolfo simp
Astolfo simp پیش 2 ماه
Giant turtle
Dave Luna
Dave Luna پیش 2 ماه
You totally loved the jokes 😜🤪
Kitty Gaming
Kitty Gaming پیش 2 ماه
Samantha Gibson
Samantha Gibson پیش 2 ماه
I watched a documentary a few years ago and one thing has bothered me ever since. It said that the giant dragonflies from the Carbonifous survived into the Triassic. It said they survived the lowered oxygen levels by using their wings to improve the air movement round the spiracules. It failed to say how they got through the big dying because I cant imagine that working so well during that. Can you make a video on them and if they did survive please explain how thanks
Arcaninetyfour پیش 2 ماه
What about Nile soft shelled turtles?
culwin پیش 2 ماه
Another unnecessary change by the devs. Come on guys!
ZakuNick پیش 2 ماه
I like the information about where the fossils are being found in relation to the indigenous people who live/lived there.
Tom Curl
Tom Curl پیش 2 ماه
I like turtles We need to monitor beaches for a turtle nest so that conservationist can prevent to rest from donking around and hurting the eggs
Gino Valera
Gino Valera پیش 2 ماه
I like turtles
Sloane پیش 2 ماه
I love that PBS Eons recognizes and mentions the Indigenous peoples whose land many discoveries are found on, but I think it would be even more awesome if the shout out was made at the beginning of the video! :)
denunci mesmo
denunci mesmo پیش 2 ماه
i love this videos thanks all incredible profissionals from this chanel
Kieran Callahan
Kieran Callahan پیش 2 ماه
Please do a video about the evolution of legless lizards like the sheltopusik.
Matt G
Matt G پیش 2 ماه
Always great videos coming from Eons.
Drew Brees is on TRT so is Tom brady
CLIMATE CHANGE! All those damn suvs of the Cretaceous.
Arianna Buehler
Arianna Buehler پیش 2 ماه
Thanks for adding a statement of recognition at the end of the video to address indigenous people!
Fanboy پیش 2 ماه
Pennywise disliked the video
Dylan Hoffman
Dylan Hoffman پیش 2 ماه
I hope that they make a episode about diplocalus or as I like to refer to it as fluffy the boomerang head
Ridgecrest Wack
Ridgecrest Wack پیش 2 ماه
So giant sea turtles arent back? Thanks for the clickbait. You bought yourself a thumbs down!
Abigail Helmke
Abigail Helmke پیش 2 ماه
Could you do one on when birds first sang?
WHY پیش 2 ماه
It was great to watch! I dream of ever having the same audience on my channel as you do. I would be honored if you would come over to see me on the channel and rate any of the videos! :)
Aeshma پیش 2 ماه
So 15% survived the first extinction, of that 15% you have to eliminate 75%, of what you have left, eliminate 95% again, of that rest eliminate 80% again, of that rest eliminate 76% again .... tell me if your evolution math makes sense?
Jordan States
Jordan States پیش 2 ماه
Question: why do they refer to the circular bones as “ossicles” and not “scutes?” An ossicle is just any small bone, so why not be more specific? Are those bones not considered scutes?
CosplayMemories14 پیش 2 ماه
So there IS hope for this world? Awesome!
Jeffrey پیش 2 ماه
Don't diss turtle speed. They go way faster than you expect. Tortoises are pretty slow though...
nineball039 پیش 2 ماه
Tortoise ≠ turtle
Zarah Andrahilde
Zarah Andrahilde پیش 2 ماه
My favourite part is when he *didn't* go "Know what's more badass than the Archelon? THE NEW FREE CHAMPION IN RAID SHADOW LEGENDS"
King Nothing
King Nothing پیش 2 ماه
Return to turtul
WTF27pl پیش 2 ماه
I'm waiting for cimolesta episode
E Q پیش 2 ماه
I notice there is lots of great art PBS Eons use. I assume you work alongside the artists & have their permission as I cant see anywhere that notes the creators of the many forms of art you use?
TB77 پیش 2 ماه
Rip Tide
Rip Tide پیش 2 ماه
love the turtle videos
Lame Jackson 03
Lame Jackson 03 پیش 2 ماه
Where's Steve?
John Johansen
John Johansen پیش 2 ماه
I would love to have a couple in my salt water aquarium. 👍
James Cad
James Cad پیش 2 ماه
Suggestion for an episode, when/how did hearing develop?
Aspen Edwards
Aspen Edwards پیش 2 ماه
We love a channel who speaks on indigenous respect
Sarah Banner
Sarah Banner پیش 2 ماه
BioniclesaurKing4t2 پیش 2 ماه
Asking again for a closer look at the former "prosauropods" and how we think they're actually related now. Or, perhaps, a rundown on all major prehistoric aquatic reptiles (including whatever Nothosaurus was, or mostly just Nothosaurus).
Juan Pablo Maldonado Garcia
Dread Pirate
Dread Pirate پیش 2 ماه
Another great video.
Michele Cox
Michele Cox پیش 2 ماه
Thank you for the funnies! :)
humayun morshead
humayun morshead پیش 2 ماه
WhY DiD EarTh cOPy ark SrVIvaL11!!1!!1!!1!1!1!1!!1😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠🤬🤬😠🤬😠
denairasama پیش 2 ماه
Archelon's outline in 0:22 looks like the adamantoise in ff4
Neth پیش 2 ماه
*I like turtles.*
fredirecko پیش 2 ماه
I don’t get it
Brad Lee
Brad Lee پیش 2 ماه
i thought they came back from extinction :( thats y i clicked on the video
Davis Jugroop
Davis Jugroop پیش 2 ماه
May be megalodon was specialised to prey on such turtles and giants prehistoric seals. With his food source extinct, so did megalodon.
primatology grad UPenn
primatology grad UPenn پیش 2 ماه
Thank you convergent evolution
dragonspight پیش 2 ماه
I miss Steve :(
Jack Black
Jack Black پیش 2 ماه
It's not a TURTLE!!!
Jack Black
Jack Black پیش 2 ماه
@nineball039 i can't tell you
nineball039 پیش 2 ماه
What is it then?
Chop Lop
Chop Lop پیش 2 ماه
I like turtles
nasty fish
nasty fish پیش 2 ماه
i love this dude
Artist Cat / BrushPaw
Artist Cat / BrushPaw پیش 2 ماه
Are these turtles big enough to ride?
Andrew Mazza
Andrew Mazza پیش 2 ماه
How about an episode on the extinct Bluebuck antelope? I feel like there aren’t many high quality videos about this extinct species. You could relate it too how we can determine the genetic relationships of extinct animals with living species.
Weasel Fartood
Weasel Fartood پیش 2 ماه
I dont even believe in sea turtles
Artist Cat / BrushPaw
Artist Cat / BrushPaw پیش 2 ماه
(Please don't drink seawater)
crazy cracker chicken
crazy cracker chicken پیش 2 ماه
they are there, trust me, this is just a testing time on your faith, drink seawater to help
Artist Cat / BrushPaw
Artist Cat / BrushPaw پیش 2 ماه
Have faith in the turtles, the turtles won’t let you down.
Tyler Butler
Tyler Butler پیش 2 ماه
I bet crush from finding Nemo would have said Right on dude you rock bro
Max De Pasquale
Max De Pasquale پیش 2 ماه
Interesting. Thank you.
fancydeer پیش 2 ماه
Giant turt.
A Turtle
A Turtle پیش 2 ماه
Casa Dome
Casa Dome پیش 2 ماه
Nathaniel Anderson
Nathaniel Anderson پیش 2 ماه
1200 meters is a long way to dive.
Somnus پیش 2 ماه
the tully monster transition is actually really cool props to the editor
cphaura پیش 2 ماه
it's turtles all the way down
Patrik پیش 2 ماه
turtally XD
thecursed01 پیش 2 ماه
where do i know this actor from?
Valkyrie Reborn
Valkyrie Reborn پیش 2 ماه
I would love a video following every ancestor or possible ancestor of humans to show, in a straight-ish "line," how we grew from prokaryotes to what we are now, with each step in between.
Gianni Wip
Gianni Wip پیش 2 ماه
For giant leatherbacks still around visit Galibi, Suriname. You can observe them nesting at night. Just make sure you visit during the nesting period (obviously)
Michael Nunn
Michael Nunn پیش 2 ماه
I love watching the show it makes me feel like a kid all over again
Boras Raven
Boras Raven پیش 2 ماه
Fun fact baby sea turtles shells are really soft, kinda like thin leather gloves... also sea eagles eat all of a baby sea turtle except the shell...
Artist Cat / BrushPaw
Artist Cat / BrushPaw پیش 2 ماه
@Boras Raven I assume, that would be a no.
Boras Raven
Boras Raven پیش 2 ماه
Lol sure the same way bald eagle is another name for seagull too.
Artist Cat / BrushPaw
Artist Cat / BrushPaw پیش 2 ماه
I assume “sea eagles” is another name for “seagulls”.
zXHipoXz پیش 2 ماه
"Body plans that just work" ah yes like crabs
Jaycee Williams
Jaycee Williams پیش 2 ماه
Bring back the pbs eons shirt with the pocket. I wasn't a fan and had no money at the time! Also 10 bucks for a pin is a bit steep, but I collect pins so whatever
Lainey Bug
Lainey Bug پیش 2 ماه
I miss hearing "...And Steve..." At the end of names. Hope he's doing ok...
J D پیش 2 ماه
Artist Cat / BrushPaw
Artist Cat / BrushPaw پیش 2 ماه
You drop something? About 21 hours ago?
Ed D
Ed D پیش 2 ماه
I'm assuming this thing has elephants on it's back. Also I think this triggers Pennywise the Clown
PilotAnenome 372
PilotAnenome 372 پیش 2 ماه
Anyone else remember that walking with dinosaurs episode where he tried to swim with one and almost died?
Joseph Gustafson
Joseph Gustafson پیش 2 ماه
Man sea turtles are awesome!
Artist Cat / BrushPaw
Artist Cat / BrushPaw پیش 2 ماه
That’s a fact, not an opinion.
Mike 1958
Mike 1958 پیش 2 ماه
You wonder why there was an explosion of population animals always find a way to survive. Their first shot at this was as you say the late Cretaceous period when smaller turtle expanded to fill the niche left behind when the big ones are gone. It's sort of the way coyotes filled the niche the wolf left,when it was almost eradicated from the lower 48. They have been almost completely wiped out in the eastern US. Everywhere there are coyotes there were once wolves. Same with the sea turtles.
Tri Ceratops
Tri Ceratops پیش 2 ماه
Steve! The jeans and jacket look is a very hip but classy look for you.
MrEmoImo پیش 2 ماه
I wonder if in the distant future another animal will take a form similar to humans.
crazycatlady39 پیش 2 ماه
Nature likes to reuse things alot! 'This worked here, so let's try here!' Lol.
Omega Turtle
Omega Turtle پیش 2 ماه
Big bois
Mr. X
Mr. X پیش 2 ماه
Blathers told me all about this fine turtle.
Artist Cat / BrushPaw
Artist Cat / BrushPaw پیش 2 ماه
I’d your fossil section of the museum complete?
savannah sylken
savannah sylken پیش 2 ماه
im fascinated by bodyplans that come up again and again but it always makes me wonder about what the most unique bodyplans in the animal kingdom are/have been
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