The Shrimp and the Sponge: A Deep Sea Love Story

1 111 Shikime 112 mijë

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, we'd like to tell you a deep-sea shrimp love story that begins with a sponge, and two shrimp - and ends in forever.
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  1. SciShow
    15 ditë më parë

    SciShow is supported by Go to to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription.

    1. James Taylor
      James Taylor
      15 ditë më parë

      @Mister Hat they show you the video first. If you watch the ad after, it is by choice......numb nuts.

    2. James Taylor
      James Taylor
      15 ditë më parë

      🎶"Despite all my rage, I am still just a shrimp in a cage!"🎶

    3. Mister Hat
      Mister Hat
      15 ditë më parë

      I'm so sick of ads for "brilliant." Thumbs down.

  2. Colonel Banana
    Colonel Banana
    2 ditë më parë

    Two shrimp and a sponge walk into a bar. How many make it out alive?

  3. A M
    A M
    7 ditë më parë

    Seriously Japan? Seriously?? 😆

  4. Liza Fewell
    Liza Fewell
    8 ditë më parë

    I bought a pair of these sponges as an anniversary gift for my hubby who loves all things ocean.

  5. Aaron Hawley
    Aaron Hawley
    11 ditë më parë

    You could almost say that shrimp was "sponge worthy"

  6. Kay Savage
    Kay Savage
    12 ditë më parë

    So that's why I saw small shrimp in one of this on Animal Crossing!

  7. Maggie Jetson
    Maggie Jetson
    12 ditë më parë

    Permanent work from home? Doing nothing but reproduce and eat? Sign me up

  8. D R
    D R
    12 ditë më parë

    Things get really interesting when one of the shrimps dies and the other one floats the sponge away with a million balloons

  9. Anony Mouse
    Anony Mouse
    12 ditë më parë

    In Soviet Russia, sponge eats you.

  10. Anony Mouse
    Anony Mouse
    12 ditë më parë

    Sponge Motel: "VACANCY"

  11. christopher
    13 ditë më parë

    Wow Asian cultures really like to kill unique things don't they

  12. WildRhov
    13 ditë më parë

    You can check out any time you like but you can never leave.

  13. кคקק๏гtєг
    13 ditë më parë

    Finding Nemo spinoff.

  14. Classy Chassey Car Hop Trays
    Classy Chassey Car Hop Trays
    13 ditë më parë

    Interesting and something I didn't know, car hop trays from amazon stay safe.

  15. Nick Orlove
    Nick Orlove
    14 ditë më parë

    Listening to hank is always super relaxing. Love scishow and all the great work everyone does!

  16. Dark Way
    Dark Way
    14 ditë më parë

    Spongebob having a great time

  17. John Ernest
    John Ernest
    14 ditë më parë

    Yeah, my luck I'd be stuck in their with another guy. Don't drop the soap.

    1. A M
      A M
      7 ditë më parë


  18. Florin Adrian
    Florin Adrian
    14 ditë më parë

    These sponges are like mortgage.

  19. king james488
    king james488
    14 ditë më parë

    goddamn people will support someone acting like a twat but ofc scishow needs to flog sponsorships...

  20. Olly
    14 ditë më parë

    "Here is a beautiful wedding gift that shows how marriage essentially is a sentient prison that will never let either of you go, even if one of you dies. And when your babies grow up they will leave you but you won't be able to follow because you are stuck in that prison. Hope you have a lovely day!"

    1. A M
      A M
      7 ditë më parë

      My thought exactly!! Like WTH ☠️

  21. spherebotics
    14 ditë më parë

    "And as dainty as it looks, this structural design is actually super strong. In fact, it's what makes it possible for these sponges to withstand the extreme water pressure deep in the ocean." Citation required. I don't think this fact is actually a fact.

  22. Electro luke
    Electro luke
    14 ditë më parë

    what if accidentally 2 males enter and don't notices

  23. Jose Quiles
    Jose Quiles
    14 ditë më parë

    Walking up to a house with its previous owners decomposed carcasses laying around on our honeymoon day: "Great, our forever home, babe!"

  24. Timothy Greer
    Timothy Greer
    14 ditë më parë

    This gift-giving aspect makes me wonder if their CITES status having not been evaluated is going to bite them in the... um... do sponges have butts?

  25. Jim Ranlet
    Jim Ranlet
    14 ditë më parë

    Shrimps prisoners of love!

  26. Valaquesse
    14 ditë më parë

    Is it co-dependency if neither of you can physically leave?

  27. Nancy Main
    Nancy Main
    14 ditë më parë

    "Young shrimp couples" Me=forever alone 😂😳

  28. Piet Perske
    Piet Perske
    14 ditë më parë

    1:10 You evidently do not understand how organisms live in the deep ocean. They do not need to withstand the "extreme pressure", because they are part of it. The same happens to a scuba diver, as he descends he equalises the pressures in his lungs, and therefore do not have to resist the "extreme pressure" Deep diving whales is a total different kettle of fish.

  29. Wilson Yu
    Wilson Yu
    14 ditë më parë

    That's why the divorce rate is so low with shrimps, they're stuck together...

  30. Quinten Whyte
    Quinten Whyte
    14 ditë më parë

    so...that sponge is a deep sea equivalent of...Motel 6?

  31. Baba Tea
    Baba Tea
    14 ditë më parë

    Aw this is so romantic, great valentine video

  32. Mai
    14 ditë më parë

    Am Japanese, literally never heard of this until now but guess I know what to bring to the next wedding lol

  33. Symphony Says
    Symphony Says
    14 ditë më parë

    I may not have a Valentine today, but if I did they would probably gift me deep-sea sponge skeleton .

  34. Christopher G
    Christopher G
    14 ditë më parë

    Does that mean the Shrimps are Farmers or the Spongers are Herders?

  35. Rick Eisner
    Rick Eisner
    15 ditë më parë

    adds new meaning to "till death do you part,,,

  36. A unusually large cat
    A unusually large cat
    15 ditë më parë

    introverted shrimps!

  37. Raymond Fagan
    Raymond Fagan
    15 ditë më parë

    Anyone else read the title and think of "The Dot and the Line"? Edit: I just realized the entire thumb is a total homage to Chuck Jones. Nice going, SciShow!

  38. CaptainMisery86
    15 ditë më parë

    Extreme stockholm syndrome

  39. So Pheaktra Lucifer
    So Pheaktra Lucifer
    15 ditë më parë

    Damn, I came to learn but also got a story as well

  40. social3ngin33rin
    15 ditë më parë

    I bet the glass sponge gifts aren't sustainable and the love story will be come tragic once the shrimp are no longer able to find enough sponges to sustain their population and both populations crash

  41. Michael Yu
    Michael Yu
    15 ditë më parë

    They are doing lifelong quarantine, which may become our lifestyle too.

  42. [redacted]
    15 ditë më parë

    Shrimp goes simp

  43. Jc
    15 ditë më parë

    Why are so many new elements suddenly being discovered?

  44. daddyleon
    15 ditë më parë

    This description made me think of some of the plots of the Three Body Problem series.

  45. Felix Kraemer
    Felix Kraemer
    15 ditë më parë

    I just realized today that hank green is direktly related to john green which kinda blew my mind

  46. Aragorn7884
    15 ditë më parë

    Is this like the 2 girls, 1 cup meme?

  47. Yu Tub
    Yu Tub
    15 ditë më parë

    Finally a video that is not about the CCP virus.

  48. Juan Diego Vasquez
    Juan Diego Vasquez
    15 ditë më parë


  49. Theodore Manthovani
    Theodore Manthovani
    15 ditë më parë

    Happy valentine, biology style.

  50. X X
    X X
    15 ditë më parë

    Okay so this is the best Sci show can give for valentines

  51. B
    15 ditë më parë

    For the algorithm.

  52. Amit das
    Amit das
    15 ditë më parë

    TY 😊

  53. foxtrotHQ
    15 ditë më parë

    I fail to see how their strong structural design is relevant to water pressure. Deep sea creatures don't have to worry about lungs or other gas filled cavities that can implode under pressure. And even if they did it would already be at equilibrium since they were born down there.

  54. Gabriel G. Cunha
    Gabriel G. Cunha
    15 ditë më parë

    Is anyone getting a #vivarium vibe on this?

  55. Frozen June
    Frozen June
    15 ditë më parë

    I can't help to wonder. If one of the pair dies... will the other shrimp be stuck, alone, until it simply dies as well?

  56. Tundra1232
    15 ditë më parë

    Crab Check: Maybe? I’m not sure if that is actually a crab at 0:23.

  57. Valentin Felix
    Valentin Felix
    15 ditë më parë

    I'm failling to understand why do deep sea organisms need to have some adaptions for "the crushing pressures"? especially if they spend their lives at the same depth the pressure shouldn't change that much and their internal pressure would be in equilibrium with the outside. Is there some pressure constraints on the stability of DNA, RNA or proteins (or some other reasons)?

    1. spherebotics
      14 ditë më parë

      Yeah, whoever wrote the script goofed and is perpetuating a misunderstanding about how pressure works. Humans need super strong vessels to survive in the deep but that's only to maintain a sea level pressure internal atmosphere. For the critters adapted to live at depth the spicules make them less appetising to predators while structurally supporting their near neutrally buoyant flesh. There are some incredibly delicate deep sea creatures. SciShow writers should be a little more careful deploying their facts.

    2. Mieke Kuppen
      Mieke Kuppen
      14 ditë më parë

      I wondered the same thing and it turns out proteins/enzymes/membranes do work differently at different pressures but I couldn't find any reason why the pressure would necessitate a harder glass skeleton.

  58. wolf eye
    wolf eye
    15 ditë më parë

    I've often cut sponges near the shore and found it full of small crabs and shrimp

  59. Abdullah Hajibaba
    Abdullah Hajibaba
    15 ditë më parë

    Subhanallah! Look how perfectly created!

  60. Arthur Lool
    Arthur Lool
    15 ditë më parë

    Waiting for the BL fanfic of Larry and Spongebob.

  61. isSleepy
    15 ditë më parë

    spongebob... larry...

  62. Eva Harvey
    Eva Harvey
    15 ditë më parë

    Thanks! NOW I know what I want for my 20th anniversary... ♥️

  63. Rebbeca Chunn
    Rebbeca Chunn
    15 ditë më parë

    So these shrimp have been in quarantine for thousands of years.

  64. Just A Cat!?! ไอ้แมวบ้า
    Just A Cat!?! ไอ้แมวบ้า
    15 ditë më parë

    Only 1 pair of shrimps live in a sponge or there can be multiple?

  65. Jesse C
    Jesse C
    15 ditë më parë

    Love story or prison, eh? Asking everyone the hard hitting Valentine's Day questions...

  66. SaiyanGohan
    15 ditë më parë

    "suggested: Carnivorous Sponges" W H A T

  67. AwakeInAnacortes
    15 ditë më parë

    It's kind of like being stuck in your house with your partner during a pandemic, forever.

  68. Jezza Lenko
    Jezza Lenko
    15 ditë më parë

    Shame there are not more videos with this channel...cause it's kinda boring

  69. David Seekatz
    David Seekatz
    15 ditë më parë

    I absolutely love this episode thank you guys for all the amazing content.

  70. Nozza
    15 ditë më parë

    Well, I don't usually leave a comment on SciShow videos, but this was pretty different. Sponges, and Shrimp. That's a pretty fascinating life cycle. Evolution is weird.

  71. Matchrocket
    15 ditë më parë

    So this is the SciShow St. Valentine's Day submission. Nice.

  72. Joshua Spurgeon
    Joshua Spurgeon
    15 ditë më parë


  73. Frank Suarez
    Frank Suarez
    15 ditë më parë

    Some of us are like shrimp: in love and homeowners. Others, like myself, are like sponges: sedentary filter feeders.

    1. Lone Starr
      Lone Starr
      15 ditë më parë

      Aren't we all sedentary filter breathers atm?

  74. Raylen Fa'ield
    Raylen Fa'ield
    15 ditë më parë

    You think eventually these guys will become 1 creature?

  75. Omole Akinyemi
    Omole Akinyemi
    15 ditë më parë

    Hey SpongeBob: explain!!!!!

    15 ditë më parë

    this guy's such a nerd... i love it

  77. Jerrin Chu
    Jerrin Chu
    15 ditë më parë

    As a freshwater shrimpkeeper, this is actually so interesting since it seems like the closest thing to monogamy in shrimp

    1. natalie skye
      natalie skye
      13 ditë më parë

      I also keep shrimp and this video was awesome

  78. Shacile Harrison
    Shacile Harrison
    15 ditë më parë

    Why did I find this so sweet 🥺😭

  79. Gabriel Galang
    Gabriel Galang
    15 ditë më parë

    That's what human do when they cage animals.

  80. Cpt. PapaZola
    Cpt. PapaZola
    15 ditë më parë

    This relationship reminds me to japanese music video titled Prisoner of Love.

  81. Kitty Kat
    Kitty Kat
    15 ditë më parë

    Love the beautiful hint of sarcasm Hank!

  82. Jessica P
    Jessica P
    15 ditë më parë

    This season on House Hunters.....

    1. Alex V
      Alex V
      13 ditë më parë

      The house.... Becomes the hunter!

    2. Blue Sap
      Blue Sap
      14 ditë më parë

      I’d love a series all about wildlife symbiosis.

    3. Zarina Zawa
      Zarina Zawa
      14 ditë më parë


    4. Tiffany M
      Tiffany M
      14 ditë më parë


    5. KS Scientist or rapper
      KS Scientist or rapper
      15 ditë më parë


  83. Lars Caesar
    Lars Caesar
    15 ditë më parë

    Somehow a little cute

  84. appaloosas144
    15 ditë më parë

    To be fair, the love story/prison dynamic characterizes most relationships.

  85. Radu Cristescu
    Radu Cristescu
    15 ditë më parë

    You call it prison. The shrimp call it heaven.

    1. Moniker_alpha
      14 ditë më parë


  86. Milfred Weiss
    Milfred Weiss
    15 ditë më parë

    A Love Prison

  87. twocvbloke
    15 ditë më parë

    Spongebob's lesser known, phallic-looking evil cousin, trapping creatures for its' food sources... :P

  88. Suzy Turquoise Blue
    Suzy Turquoise Blue
    15 ditë më parë

    Shrimptastic video.

  89. Holofish
    15 ditë më parë

    When I moved into my house, the remains of the previous owners were still here. Nothing wrong with that.

  90. Banker Dave
    Banker Dave
    15 ditë më parë

    Kinda like marriage.....trapped until you die! 🤣🤣🤣

  91. tyler krug
    tyler krug
    15 ditë më parë

    Wow!that is really interesting!

  92. tyler krug
    tyler krug
    15 ditë më parë

    Sponge prison,lol

  93. Ian Macfarlane
    Ian Macfarlane
    15 ditë më parë

    I hope that the shrimp couple die together - it'd be kinda sad if one was left alone, trapped with their ex-partner's corpse.

  94. Jackson Culver
    Jackson Culver
    15 ditë më parë

    New idea for the name of the video: One Sponge Two Shrimp.

  95. Shannon Van Duyn
    Shannon Van Duyn
    15 ditë më parë

    This is beautiful and depressing at the same time. Makes me think of the song i lava you.

    1. Shannon Van Duyn
      Shannon Van Duyn
      13 ditë më parë

      @Greg Hale thats funny! I think there is a movie called Larvae Island or something like that. I had no idea that cool stuff exists like this in the ocean. Now i feel like the little mermaid, wish I could be part of that world. Zues Greek Mythology. Im not so sure its a myth. All the mythical stuff has came to life in my world.

    2. Greg Hale
      Greg Hale
      15 ditë më parë

      I believe your thinking of I Larva You

  96. Al13n1nV8D3R
    15 ditë më parë

    Humans have already done this in the 1970's. They imprisoned a goldfish inside the high heels of a runway supermodel.

  97. Al13n1nV8D3R
    15 ditë më parë

    When Scishow said the Japanese people give them as a wedding gift, i was glass sponge makes terrible sex toys.

  98. Jesse Hickman
    Jesse Hickman
    15 ditë më parë

    Ah, those wacky lovable Japanese and their traditions and festivals...

  99. albinoasesino
    15 ditë më parë

    Come all you young sailor men, listen to me I'll sing you a song of the ... shrimp and the sponge??

  100. Allistrata GG4
    Allistrata GG4
    15 ditë më parë

    The big neon "VACANCY" sign is lit up at the ol' shrimp motel.