This Beautiful House Is Made of Snot

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Thanks again to MBARI and the Monterey Bay Aquarium for collaborating with us on this episode of SciShow. All of the amazing deep-sea video in this episode was taken with MBARI's remotely operated vehicles!
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These giant balls of mucus may seem like a bizarre sight in the open ocean, but all this snot serves a purpose, both for the tiny creatures that produce it and for the entire ocean ecosystem!
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  1. polifemo
    4 ditë më parë

    how can a creature from the deep sea be a model organism? are we breeding them in labs? could we not study their snot houses in labs then?

  2. Chris McClain
    Chris McClain
    6 ditë më parë

    I wish I could just build a house out of... well,not snot. Maybe something more durable like bone... hey, there's no spooky imagery connected with finger nails... at least not until you build a whole house, ok maybe not build a house. But still maybe.

  3. Aoife Hilton
    Aoife Hilton
    7 ditë më parë

    I'm sorry Hank, no matter how many times you said "tail" I kept seeing "tongue"

  4. Dezzor Hellian
    Dezzor Hellian
    8 ditë më parë

    What is this round creature at 2:48 ??

  5. Falbert Forester
    Falbert Forester
    8 ditë më parë

    Wonder how much of that 'snow' is now plastics that is on its way to the seafloor?

  6. Phiro
    8 ditë më parë

    Uhhh yeah I'll have a boneless relative

  7. Joshua K
    Joshua K
    8 ditë më parë

    Please name it after Hedwig.

  8. Joshua Beech-Maher
    Joshua Beech-Maher
    9 ditë më parë

    So basically, we need to make a co2 absorbing mucus to pull unnecessary amounts of co2 out of the air. My guess is oil and water and a living noise, to make the mucus.

  9. Jaimie B
    Jaimie B
    9 ditë më parë

    I would just like to point out that scientists got us into this crisis concerning carbon in the atmosphere, ( fossil fuels, plastics, nuclear weapons,ect..) so I am counting on them to get us out of it. In the mean time I will be living life as normal.

  10. Izzy King
    Izzy King
    10 ditë më parë

    "closest living boneless relatives" I'm no taxonomist but 'close' sounds like a bit of a stretch

    1. Izzy King
      Izzy King
      8 ditë më parë

      @Svensk Otaku that was my point

    2. Svensk Otaku
      Svensk Otaku
      8 ditë më parë

      Closest doesn't mean close...

  11. Caleb Kallimanis
    Caleb Kallimanis
    10 ditë më parë

    That’s whack but really interesting

  12. Vincent Cleaver
    Vincent Cleaver
    10 ditë më parë

    They're also reducing the acidity

  13. DaBlondDude
    10 ditë më parë

    I'm impressed that you said all that with a straight face lol. All hail our new-found saviors, the snot palaces?

  14. HippoButtSecks
    11 ditë më parë

    Oh so it's interesting when a tadpole makes a snot bubble! but when I do it, I get told to get a tissue...

  15. Shiro-chan
    11 ditë më parë

    So larvaceans are our cousin?

  16. Darksunrise
    11 ditë më parë

    Can we all take a moment to appreciate how extremely sci-fi that scanning device looks in operation? 1:18

  17. Pikpik_carrot
    11 ditë më parë

    I’m just expecting him to say “Hey guys! Joe here!”

  18. s subramanian
    s subramanian
    11 ditë më parë

    Very sustainable housing 🤣🤣

  19. Daniel Bickford
    Daniel Bickford
    11 ditë më parë

    So when a sea creature makes their mansion out of snot they say it's a work of art but when I do it it's a sin against God. Make up your mind

  20. ike eki
    ike eki
    11 ditë më parë

    what a fascinating fellow

  21. Charli Espinoza
    Charli Espinoza
    11 ditë më parë

    You cannot collab enough with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and MBARI! ♥️♥️♥️

  22. purpleiguana
    11 ditë më parë

    I would love to see Hank to a whole video expanding on his TikTok rant about ice being a rock and water being lava! :)

  23. Sonja Morrison
    Sonja Morrison
    11 ditë më parë

    Finally, a good use for nose glue!

  24. Gabriel Pettier
    Gabriel Pettier
    11 ditë më parë

    neat little creatures! About the carbon lifecycle effect, as most (all?) of what they capture in their ne(s)t is "marine snow", that would be going down anyway, what makes us think the fact that it gets trapped in the discarded snot ball makes the capture more effective or durable? Thanks in advance to whomever can answer :).

    11 ditë më parë

    Idk about a snot palace, but Jeremy from 5th grade definitely built something under the chair. He wasn´t praised for it though. Poor Jeremy...

  26. belly tripper
    belly tripper
    11 ditë më parë


  27. Melissa Geckensmerf
    Melissa Geckensmerf
    11 ditë më parë

    “Boneless relatives”

  28. Dominik Janiec
    Dominik Janiec
    11 ditë më parë

    love to learn something new and very interesting from yours videos!

  29. Jonathan Jönsson
    Jonathan Jönsson
    11 ditë më parë

    They can make a structure that big in less than an hour.. That is completely bonkers.

  30. Existenceisillusion
    11 ditë më parë

    I thought an inflatable snot palace was something for kids birthday parties at the park

  31. Veronika Lindberg
    Veronika Lindberg
    11 ditë më parë

    Is not ;p

  32. shank
    12 ditë më parë

    booger house!!!

  33. Marco Pohl
    Marco Pohl
    12 ditë më parë

    I assumed it's made of jelly, but it snot

  34. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
    12 ditë më parë

    The snot palace is by far our favorite deep-sea house! Thanks to SciShow and the Monterey Bay Aquarium for collaborating on this episode to help more people learn about the giant larvacean in all its mucous-y glory.

  35. ericthelemming
    12 ditë më parë

    snot is snack

  36. nikoloz papiashvili
    nikoloz papiashvili
    12 ditë më parë

    This vid was awesome

  37. Amit das
    Amit das
    12 ditë më parë

    TY ☺️

  38. Total GAMIX
    Total GAMIX
    12 ditë më parë

    Bruh what?

  39. lorrygoth
    12 ditë më parë

    So amazing what can be accomplished when you aren't constantly fighting gravity.

  40. lorrygoth
    12 ditë më parë

    Your use of the word snot instead of mucus is very disturbing.

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    Yusuf Demirsoy
    12 ditë më parë

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    arabesk 1987
    12 ditë më parë

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    Eğlencenin Tam Adresi 2 !
    12 ditë më parë

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    Zamansız Göçebe
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  52. aaryan joshy
    aaryan joshy
    12 ditë më parë

    instant snot home

  53. ronkirk50
    12 ditë më parë

    The more we learn about the ocean world the more interesting it becomes. Unfortunately, we may destroy it by acidification, pollution, and over exploitation before we really understand this major carbon sink for the planet..

  54. Soulife
    12 ditë më parë

    Omg, did anyone else notice it got knocked out by falling debris right after it dropped its snot palace? Lol

  55. Alyssa Lucas
    Alyssa Lucas
    12 ditë më parë

    I can always come to scishow to escape politics and social controversy

  56. mothra24
    12 ditë më parë

    You gotta rename the channel to "bodilyfunctionshow"

  57. Nick Latham
    Nick Latham
    12 ditë më parë

    Boneless pizza is so 2020... say hello to our oldest Boneless relatives

  58. Ted Phillips
    Ted Phillips
    12 ditë më parë

    And here is the little booger's love song :

  59. Sarah Reford
    Sarah Reford
    12 ditë më parë

    So this mansion is snot a joke?

  60. Mark Chippendale
    Mark Chippendale
    12 ditë më parë

    "... the marine snow, which rains down from above."

    1. suicune690
      12 ditë më parë

      The camera was sinking.

  61. Biociety
    12 ditë më parë

    I wonder how exactly the Larvacean built the house so fast in less than an hour. The video also shows that even small creatures have big impact on the ecosystem, which is mind-blowing

  62. Rob Green
    Rob Green
    12 ditë më parë

    Much love for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and all the work MBARI does, god i love the deep ocean so much :)

  63. TacComControl
    12 ditë më parë

    Surely they're not our CLOSEST living boneless relatives... You forget about the invertebrates known as Homo Sapiens Republicanum.

  64. Lukasz Wiklendt
    Lukasz Wiklendt
    12 ditë më parë

    3:12 In order to create the snot they need carbon which they get from the marine snow. So if they didn't make the snot, wouldn't the carbon would just fall to the floor anyway in the form the marine snow?

  65. Jarred Mueller
    Jarred Mueller
    12 ditë më parë

    Mucus? No it'snot

  66. Jarred Mueller
    Jarred Mueller
    12 ditë më parë

    Calling that snot is like calling a spiders silk piss I dunno about all thaaaaaat

  67. limegreensquid
    12 ditë më parë

    Is that similar to what hagfish do?

  68. Leo Hultén
    Leo Hultén
    12 ditë më parë

    LOVE how MBAs social media presence is always heralded by ocean puns

  69. Tundra1232
    12 ditë më parë

    Crab Check: Yes. There are crabs in this video.

  70. Grace22
    12 ditë më parë

    See, no need to go dig on the moon while we're floating on diamonds!!!!👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 loved discovering this new Creature - one of our house mates - in the home named Earth!!!

  71. Tamar Ziri
    Tamar Ziri
    12 ditë më parë

    My eyes can't even process what I just watched.

  72. Ezeckel Reichert
    Ezeckel Reichert
    12 ditë më parë


  73. Mojos Bigstick
    Mojos Bigstick
    12 ditë më parë


  74. Lucy Stephanie: Properties & More
    Lucy Stephanie: Properties & More
    12 ditë më parë

    Wow I never knew there's such a thing. Amazing.

  75. h7opolo
    12 ditë më parë

    ok, marine zoology is fascinating AF. it's literally like going to an alien planet.

  76. Maxwell
    12 ditë më parë

    That's a beauty. Thanks, guys.

  77. Rick Rubenstein
    Rick Rubenstein
    12 ditë më parë

    Monday: Toilet plants. Tuesday: Snot houses. Wednesday: Vomit propulsion?

    1. Gabriel Andrade Ferraz
      Gabriel Andrade Ferraz
      11 ditë më parë

      I had to check just to be sure lol, unfortanatly no vomit propulsion, would be pretty cool though.

  78. Aнтония Стойнова
    Aнтония Стойнова
    12 ditë më parë

    And TADA, instant house! - I laugh every time I hear it.

  79. KeifieB
    12 ditë më parë

    What’s the difference between a loogie and a booger? The first one’s mucus and the other’s not ;-)

  80. Darren Krivit
    Darren Krivit
    12 ditë më parë

    Those critters on the sea floor eat some funky stuff😜

  81. That Chemist
    That Chemist
    12 ditë më parë

    this but for space debris

  82. Hunter Chaney
    Hunter Chaney
    12 ditë më parë

    Me: looking away from phone waiting for video to start SciShow:thanking Monterey Bay Aquarium "they hope you larva this episode" Me: head snaps back* NO!

  83. DZ@J
    12 ditë më parë

    If only I could mold my own home from my own bodily fluids, but even that the government would try to tax it, probably

  84. your math tutor
    your math tutor
    12 ditë më parë

    Coming soon on zillow: a 3 bed 2.5 bath larvacean snot palace with an oceanside view

  85. El Inextricable
    El Inextricable
    12 ditë më parë


  86. HotelPapa100
    12 ditë më parë

    Sounds like an underwater spider. Except the spider does not waste its net each time it has done its job.

  87. Jessica Evans
    Jessica Evans
    12 ditë më parë

    Okay, you've convinced me. I'm going to build me a giant underwater slime palace in Minecraft. To the swamp!!!

  88. Joshua Grube
    Joshua Grube
    12 ditë më parë

    I'd live in a snot palace if the rent was low enough.

  89. Tifa Flies
    Tifa Flies
    12 ditë më parë

    Wish you explained the model organism stuff abit

  90. Laurie Paris
    Laurie Paris
    12 ditë më parë

    I prefer the term "Mucous Mansion". But that's just me, I have a thing for alliteration. Cool vid! 🌱

  91. Skye M
    Skye M
    12 ditë më parë

    We're more closely related to boneless chicken

    1. TheRedKnight
      12 ditë më parë


  92. Larry Phischman
    Larry Phischman
    12 ditë më parë

    I'm currently drunk and intend to get drunker, but that doesn't make that stupid "larvae" pun okay, Hank.

  93. Joshua Worden
    Joshua Worden
    12 ditë më parë

    I can't be the only one wishing for a little less gross science... can I?

  94. Steve Le
    Steve Le
    12 ditë më parë

    what about using something similar to snot

  95. Emanuel
    12 ditë më parë

    So snot really what it seems hehe Ok I'll show myself out

  96. Rhonda Huggins
    Rhonda Huggins
    12 ditë më parë

    'Snot Palaces? Our house during seasonal allergies. S'not such a crazy concept.🤪

  97. Dejay Rezme
    Dejay Rezme
    12 ditë më parë

    That marine snow carbon cycle is super interesting, thanks for the episode! I'm trying to imagine how we could use the oceans to grow, cultivate and fertilize more plankton that then would have to be sequestered as marine snow. I would think this is the only way we could sequester carbon in big enough quantities because for anything land based there just isn't enough land. But the oceans are huge if you could use a fleet of autonomous "sea tractors" to fertilize phytoplankton and sequester carbon.

  98. JiveDadson
    12 ditë më parë

    I thought a booger was a poor building material, but it's snot.

  99. JiveDadson
    12 ditë më parë

    So many great names for punk-rock bands in this video.

  100. Gelgamath _
    Gelgamath _
    12 ditë më parë

    1:19 I wander if this guy tells all the other giant larvaceans that he was probed by aliens