Galápagos: Plants & Animals | JEOPARDY!

Galápagos: Plants & Animals | JEOPARDY!

– [Alex Trebek] The
Galapagos: Plants and Animals. – Galapagos: Plants and Animals, for 200. – [Alex Trebek] Alright. – A 2013 study on diving mammals, like these Galapagos sea lions. Found that they contain a
positively charged myoglobin. It’s a protein that allows
them to store this gas. Which permits them to
stay under water longer. As they hunt for their fish prey. – [Alex Trebek] William. – What is oxygen? – [Alex Trebek] Right. – Four. – With eyes that are adapted
for it’s hunting time when small fish rise to the
surface to feed on plankton. The swallow tailed gull is the only gull that can be described by
this nine letter adjective. – [Alex Trebek] Rob. – What is nocturnal? – [Alex Trebek] That’s the word. – 600, please. – Over 60,000 acres of the
Galapagos islands have been set aside for beneficial crops like this grass of the genus Saccharum. This primitive, but very effective press, is helping to extract the juices. Go Jimmy, go Jimmy… (audience laughs) – [Alex Trebek] Nancy. – What is sugarcane? – [Alex Trebek] Yup. – Galapagos: Plants and Animals for 800. (electronic sound) – [Alex Trebek] Answer
there the Daily Double. (audience applause) And you’re in the lead. – 1,200. – [Alex Trebek] 12 for an even 6,000. Here am I, with the clue. – “Darwin’s finches writ
large”, is how Carl Safina describes this soaring bird. The wave type here in the Galapagos is the only truly tropical
type and it has evolved distinct markings that
help provide its name. – What’s a gull? – [Alex Trebek] No, what is the albatross? You’re close. Alright, let’s take a look
at the last clue, shall we? – Portulaca, which is this type of plant, named for it’s water storing tissues. Will turn a bright yellow
in the rainy season. The land iguanas that feast on this plant will eagerly approach visitors. If they happen to be wearing yellow. – [Alex Trebek] Rob. – What is moss? – [Alex Trebek] No, William or Nancy? (signal beeps) – Those are succulents.
Succulents. Alright. – Galapagos sea lions are thigmotactic. Which means they thrive on bodily contact. So if they become solitary,
they tend to deteriorate. The ideal social group then, is this one. With an exotic name, it could be as many as 30 females headed by one single bull.

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