This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?


  1. Verge Science

    Verge Science2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is a really tough question, but…how do we decide which species we fight to save (or fight to eradicate)? And which do we just let go?

  2. supertubemind

    supertubemind18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Animals can't survive without plants. We need both.

  3. NelsonianB

    NelsonianB5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Humams are an invasive species...

  4. YEEE

    YEEE15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just nuke the whole valley. Only the irradiated survivors are worthy.

  5. Caleb Ervinmar

    Caleb Ervinmar17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If it's a problem to humans it needs to go. If not, who cares. We're an invasive species to nearly every biome on earth. Should we eradicate ourselves?

  6. Bas Lan

    Bas Lan18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    We should let go everything plants are just as much important to the ecosystem as animals

  7. M. Clayton

    M. Clayton6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    How bout, mind your dam business🤓

  8. fenrirgg


    Just leave nature alone to do its thing, damn.

  9. Rasheed Mohammed

    Rasheed Mohammed2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    But then again it’s humans we are talking about

  10. Bruh

    Bruh3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Solution: leave it the hell alone. There ya go

  11. YeOldeScience

    YeOldeScience3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Right. So the world will end from being taken over by mutant zombie grass. Didn't see that one coming.

  12. Silver Cloud Transportation Services

    Silver Cloud Transportation Services3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "This is Spartina" hailed the 300

  13. EricZ Khan

    EricZ Khan4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Oof :\

  14. Jeffrey D

    Jeffrey D6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I watched this? My god, I think I just finished the internet

  15. jamit2u

    jamit2u6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Can’t a drunk illegal go for a drive and run them over?

  16. Star Lord

    Star Lord8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The verge becoming the vice and vice becoming buzzfeed

  17. Levi Smith

    Levi Smith8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    But what harm besides to other grass species is the hybrid grass doing this was not addressed at all they said that the hybrid would wipe out 100’s of species but they didn’t talk about any besides what it’s saving all they mentioned was birds not being able to land on mud flats but the birds can fly so this wouldn’t totally wipe them out unlike the bird the hybrid is saving

  18. Davros Darlek

    Davros Darlek8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm confused, why can't the rails go back to the original grass?

  19. Sinan Cingoz

    Sinan Cingoz8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That's what I've always said but when I say it's not credible lol

  20. KTMs 1

    KTMs 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Lol love this guy, we just need more time and money. The famous last words of every good liberal society to succeed.

  21. Abraham Shekelbergstien

    Abraham Shekelbergstien9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is why I hate people who cry about global warming ... they are the same ones destroying the environment in every way imaginable and then tell it’s everyone’s fault for using gasoline

  22. Bill Chang

    Bill Chang9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I can see how the midas can rage race war too .by minapulate our minds .

  23. Daniel Whyatt

    Daniel Whyatt9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    For once, an actually intellectual video about to nature of invasive species.

  24. frank facts

    frank facts10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    developers and the army corps of engineers are the most dangerous invasive species

  25. Serai3

    Serai310 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Jesus, we will just NEVER stop meddling. No matter what, we have to stick our noses in and impose what we think is right. Why not let the PLANET deal with the problem? Why not trust the EARTH to be able to heal herself? Man, talk about arrogance.

  26. Jumpy Cat

    Jumpy Cat11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "Attack... _of the 50-foot Monster Plant!"_ Coming to a theatre near you! (Check your local cinema for showtimes)

  27. Charles Roberts

    Charles Roberts12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    great idea spray herbicide to "help" the environment awesome

  28. Stephen Esack

    Stephen Esack12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What is that yellow jacket I need it

  29. Veera Moorthy

    Veera Moorthy12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    bio scientists created this just like AIDS ask them dont do natural development drama

  30. Feenita charles

    Feenita charles12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    then won't the new species of grass go extinct

  31. TheKingOfDale

    TheKingOfDale13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    believe it or not that is not allowed

  32. Ad Mirer

    Ad Mirer14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Interesting-not all invasive species become established-many die off. About 25 years ago, on cape Cod, i noticed tumbleweeds, there were never very many of them, and I never read anything on how they came (probably by truck in some bulk cargo). I saw them for a few years, and then no more.

  33. DJ R

    DJ R16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Winding back the clock. Setting nature right. Controlling unintended consequences without unintended consequences. Hubris.

  34. Galaxis

    Galaxis17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    But, the rails used to live in the native grass and they converted 95% back to native grass; so, why is it that they can now only live in the spartina? They didn't explain that. I guess it is beside the point.

  35. En' Peacee Shekelstein

    En' Peacee Shekelstein18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is the perfect analogy for what California politics is doing to the entire nation.

  36. Bas Lan

    Bas Lan18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What monster plant ?

  37. ianbernardoful

    ianbernardoful18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That guy Toby is a total moron... “feasible” is for you to have never have dug your fingers where you weren’t invited

  38. Sandeep Sangha

    Sandeep Sangha18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Need new immigration laws, or build a wall and make rails/spartina pay for it, maybe it wont have happened if spartina had guns. or increase import duty on rails - Go Trump figure that out. PS: Democrats - Rails are meddling in our election & have undertaken biological warfare against us. Republicans - Spartina are going to meddle in our future elections, and are targeting my base constituents.

  39. Mark R

    Mark R19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    When will humans learn that sometimes the best thing to do, is nothing at all?

  40. Fire Nation Files

    Fire Nation Files19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    *This. Is. SPARTA!!!*

  41. Stefan F.

    Stefan F.20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The birds will adapt to the new environment, let it grow.

  42. First Last

    First Last20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Interesting that the liberals worried about preserving plant and animal species as they are are probably the same people who want open borders and couldn't care less about preserving American society as it is

  43. ayyy

    ayyy14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    First Last preserving American society.. which was built off of immigrants and supported immigrants, I think your issue here is preserving the white race (which is still thriving you’re just a racist)

  44. Mario Power

    Mario Power20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Build the wall! :)

  45. Recluse

    Recluse20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What if we took the plants, and pushed them somewhere else?

  46. San Francisco

    San Francisco21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If the Rails formerly lived within the native grass/marsh area then why can't they transition back as the Hybrid Spartina is slowly reduced ? Wait and see if they do move between both environments. Man's encroachment needs to be halted in the area. Screw all these social media companies. I'm with the Prime Directive here.

  47. theldun1

    theldun121 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Toby and Jin are fools tilting at windmills.


    GOLDEN EYE TV21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is what you get when you mess with mother Nature. When will mankind ever learn?

  49. Nellyontheland

    Nellyontheland22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    We save to the point where we messed it up. Boo hoo for the birds.

  50. L O

    L O22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So my tax money goes to that kind a stupido stuff? Non if the animals and plans live milion years ago are not here because certain species go extinct and new species rise up and so on. Use your brain pple. 1000 years from now its a completely different eco system on that area so stop wasting my money

  51. adsilcott

    adsilcott22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I don't understand Mark Davis's argument here. While nature does change, it tends to increase in diversity on its own, and rarely changes into a mono-culture. But that's something that human interference causes over and over, as invasive species often have an unfair advantage in throwing off the preexisting balance of a system. That seems like a really clear distinction, and there are dozens of examples of devastating effects of species introduction throughout history.

  52. Daniel Villalba

    Daniel Villalba23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Another humanity mistake, and this one can't be reverted.

  53. Alan G

    Alan G23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This story reminds me of the cane frog imported into australia to eat the bugs attacking the sugar cane crop. Sadly , the bugs eating sugar cane were high above the frogs, so these frogs ran from the designated food source to find food they could actually reach. In term of future projects, this grass looks really useful for stabilizing mud flats. Why not let the spartica grass advance over the mud flat , and eradicate it on the reclaimed land behind it? The piper will follow the new growth as the old growth is burned behind them. At this stage the invasive species is a monster, but it is not airborne. (yet?) I mean do you have to consider this stuff as a threat to take over the entire west coast, like the cane frog did to eastern australia? There are pictures of cane frogs lodged in the mouths of snakes with their last meal poisoning them to death.

  54. Terry Ambrogio

    Terry Ambrogio23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    must have some good drugs to want to worry about grass like that

  55. BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse

    BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    worried about invasive species then DUMPS herbicide on/close to A waterway pretty sure a violation of FEDERAL LAW

  56. BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse

    BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the problems of 1st world people OH THE OPPRESSION the suffering think of the children!!!!

  57. BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse

    BRAVOZULU DWEST boathouse23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    those birds should be banned put cats oy there to eat the birds

  58. Norin Radd

    Norin Radd24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ah you just go bulldoze the whole thing out, throw some trash on it... and make it where we can "legally" send our e-waste instead of sending virtually all of it to 3rd world countries and poisoning their ecosystems. We can poison our own for a change. Then we'll see how many iphones people buy every year. Newer faster better.. trash planet go!!!

  59. Roger VANLEEUWEN

    Roger VANLEEUWEN24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Leave it alone .

  60. Thomas Busse

    Thomas Busse24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    No More Traces on a Rhodian Shore

  61. Thomas Busse

    Thomas Busse24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Indigenous Spartina Day is racist

  62. Thomas Busse

    Thomas Busse24 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Let’s raise taxes spend money on conservation experts in a CEQA lawsuit to analyze locally preferred alternative impacts and then restore the other expert’s work on self-eating environmental snakes.

  63. Nicholas

    Nicholas25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    But.... why did they harvest salt from the flats in the first place, or at least so much, when the ocean is right there?? The government should have restricted that like I know sea salt is different and I'm not going to pretend to know the chemistry applications of that particular type of salt which would be messed up by using sea salt instead but could sea salt not just be used instead for the majority of the time

  64. DeRezzed

    DeRezzed25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Where are those grass eating vegans at?

  65. Jimjolnir

    Jimjolnir25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Humans should do to themselves what these people want to do to Spartina. And for the same reasons, to increase biodiversity. Our earth problems go way deeper than race, gender or mumble rap.

  66. AKNetworkEdit

    AKNetworkEdit25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Teal and orange colour grade again...

  67. MsBizzyGurl

    MsBizzyGurl25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Engineer mentality. Nature creates hybrids and species diversify all the time. 'Winding back the clock' is impossible. Worse, killing off the invasive species with an herbicide (especially in a marsh environment) is irresponsible. Let the new habitat alone.

  68. Optical Clarity

    Optical Clarity25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You are an environmentalist living in California? Bullshit. No one living in California is an environmentalist. If you were interested in conservation, you'd leave California immediately. Too many people.

  69. Thomas Lalor

    Thomas Lalor25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Do the Rails taste like Cornish Hen?? About the same size. Got any recipes??

  70. Rey QJ

    Rey QJ25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    A similar case happened in Spain, in Odiel marshland natural park. They had long extentions of old saltwork fields, most of them were abandoned, but when it became a natural park, what they did? Just keep them. It was now home for houndreds of flamingos and other birds of which they prefer to habit on the open spaces of the old saltworks than to stay on the actual marshland. Ironically, nature always find its way to adapt.

  71. Ruthless Goat

    Ruthless Goat25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How about the Bradford Callery Pear tree? What should we do with that nightmare?

  72. Noel Conrad

    Noel Conrad26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "It's a story about humans messing up nature, then trying to fix it, then maybe making things worst, then trying to fix that."

  73. jay apple

    jay apple26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    They just wasting money and time let nature fix itself just make sure humans aren't interfering

  74. DriftKingNL

    DriftKingNL26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Issn't it funny that when it's about plants or animals people have no issue radicating the non-natives. But when it comes to humans it's suddenly a bad thing to speak in the same way?

  75. Bryant Gaspar

    Bryant Gaspar26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Get the railway birds move them to the east coast and put the native species back in

  76. thetommantom

    thetommantom26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That stuff grows in the water. It does not create ground. It just creates holes in the ground that fill with water. Plants make their own ecosystems like mint plants that drop their leaves to create compost soil to grow in. Or evergreens that drop their "leaves" to block grass from growing.

  77. Siraj Florida

    Siraj Florida26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If it seems obligatory to eradicate invasive species, should we get rid of all people in the western hemisphere?

  78. save nature ban polythenes

    save nature ban polythenes26 วันที่ผ่านมา


  79. Rinoa Super-Genius

    Rinoa Super-Genius26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    so your solution to allowing a new grass is to poison the land? no thanks, just let the grass grow.

  80. Slian D

    Slian D26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Vice ripoff

  81. Yasir Irshad

    Yasir Irshad27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Let nature work its own magic

  82. uruiamnot

    uruiamnot27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the *persons of the wicked?* Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. *They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.* I have said, *Ye are gods;* and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. *Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.*

  83. ayyy

    ayyy14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    uruiamnot This is completely unrelated to your religious dogma.

  84. Rocketplumber

    Rocketplumber27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    1. Create a large area of native Spartina adjacent to the "rail farm". 2. Kill half of the hybrid Spartina in the rail farm. 3. Observe to see if a significant fraction of the rails move into the native stand. 4. If so, go ahead and wipe out the hybrid. The birds have to suck it up and deal. 5. If the bird poulation dwindles rapidly, reestablish the hybird to give the rails a refuge. Alternate: Leave the hybrid in place in the rail farm, tear it out whenever it tries to spread, maintain the mud flats for the other birds, and accept the fact that they have to maintain constant stewardship of the bay's ecosystem. At least Jen and Toby will have steady jobs :)

  85. Sam Sadhu

    Sam Sadhu27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    'Floral Racism'...

  86. James Graham

    James Graham27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So what effect has the Thousands of gallons of Herbicide had on this environment? Probably not good.

  87. Zan bel

    Zan bel27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    why not interfere at all... of course new stuff will happen... as if nature is static

  88. Chounoki

    Chounoki27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Let me address the white elephant in the room. This monster species is trying to take over earth. What if we let it? It is invasive and endangering every indigenous species to the brink of extinction. Is it the time for us to protect nature from this monster? Do the right thing!

  89. Taffy Adam

    Taffy Adam27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Got here from the onion on a video on how to make an omlette

  90. Valeria Caissa

    Valeria Caissa27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The other species that lived there doesn't die out, different to the Rail so.. who cares really? Let it it grow!

  91. Camilo Cedeno

    Camilo Cedeno28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Is the narrator the same guy from “Philosophize This”?

  92. Nick g

    Nick g28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Terrible waste of money

  93. Hlafordlaes

    Hlafordlaes28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    One thing is natural change, and quite another change that is man-made. Not the focus here, but the comments loosely suggest both types of change are the same, and so equally benign. Not the case.

  94. Garret Andreas

    Garret Andreas28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Make The Marsh Land Great Again! XD

  95. Travis Stockton

    Travis Stockton28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    ecosystems change, get over it. "What about the universe where hitler cured cancer?"

  96. SRRN or BWM

    SRRN or BWM28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This opened my mind

  97. Cord Cantrell

    Cord Cantrell28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What people refuse to admit, believe or understand is that thousands of species of plants and animals go extinct every year WITHOUT any inference from man. This has been happening for hundreds of millions of years and its natural. But for some reason when man is involved in it then it’s a big deal and everyone should get on board and be fine with tax payers money being spent to save whatever it is it is that is going extinct. Sorry to burst you’re bubble but if this bird dies off the universe will continue on and nature will adjust to it like it has before the age of the dinosaurs.

  98. Evan Sinatra

    Evan Sinatra28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This where we hold them This how they die THIS IS SPARTINAAAAA

  99. anus kan

    anus kan28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    _what if we just start a __-big af-__ little controlled fire_

  100. Tanay Majumder

    Tanay Majumder28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    plants taking over really now i have to believe it ?

  101. zenox bagaan

    zenox bagaan28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why not let an entire vegan to counter it?

  102. French Fried

    French Fried28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    We need to build a *INSERT TRUMP QUOTE HERE*

  103. French Fried

    French Fried28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    To keep out the spartina!

  104. Khaos Inoculation

    Khaos Inoculation29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Collect DNA samples, map their code, and let them die. When we get rid of all the subhumans in ww3, we will reclone back all the animals the subhumans required dead before we exterminated them. Think.. Genomic disease weapons using the human base-code. Its unlikely the subhumans will survive in the next 50yrs, because we sure as F intend on our bloodline having air to breathe. We are the %1.. Deal with it.

  105. Dustin Burnaman

    Dustin Burnaman29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the idea of controlling what dies and what lives is what got the area in the problem in the first place.

  106. Dragrath1

    Dragrath129 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hmm it is a bit late but why do they need to either completely eradicate it or let it spread unchecked? What if we looked to learn why it is invasive compared to the natives and try and provide a biological check. After all nature is constantly in flux the only reason many species aren't invasive is that there is something else that keeps them in balance. This grass hybrid is simply too recent that a check hasn't yet arisen but perhaps we can speed that up? It is risky but given that climate change is already having significant irreversible changes going back to old pristine environments is implausible in its own respects. Not saying this plant is good only that perhaps if we tried to understand and study why we could have a better grasp on the ecological details allowing for more informed decisions and perhaps a way to save the rail and the "native" mudflat/salt marsh environments.

  107. Nathan Kalbassi

    Nathan Kalbassi29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The narrator sounds like Bob Saget but not funny.

  108. nufuture

    nufuture29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the humans are the invasive species