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


  1. Verge Science

    Verge Science6 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. voidremoved

    voidremoved8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    just let humans go and everything will be o.k.

  3. Rehab. Halim

    Rehab. Halim26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    +valeria262 hmmmm

  4. valeria262



  5. Rehab. Halim

    Rehab. Halim2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Verge Science I live in the middle of SF. I got a 1/4 acre of land. It’s like being on a farm ! Because of all the vegitation i have to deal with.

  6. Raul JR Lara

    Raul JR Laraชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    What dont people mess up . these lands used to have so much forest land. Now theres barely any forest lands.

  7. ༺ Giraffe ༻

    ༺ Giraffe ༻22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    plant yummy.

  8. Al Yeska

    Al Yeskaวันที่ผ่านมา

    It is chock full of secondary metabolites which may be precursors for mescaline analogs

  9. Al Yeska

    Al Yeskaวันที่ผ่านมา

    What can be extracted from it?

  10. Blade The Shinobi

    Blade The Shinobi3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Is it a invasive species if it's a new species

  11. Blade The Shinobi

    Blade The Shinobi3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Release the vegans

  12. Nothingbutthebest

    Nothingbutthebest3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Exactly how did they kill the mutated Spartina? These people must be excellent at grant righting.

  13. Bubby Flippu

    Bubby Flippu5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What I don’t understand why we need the ecosystem and the species who use it at all. These shorebirds and whatnot don’t help us at all.

  14. Bill V

    Bill V6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Who is just approving these wackjobs poisoning land because they dont like a hybridized species of native grass? The birds theyre trying to protect use it and what theyre doing is harming them, sounds like peta

  15. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yuou don't, make the poloticians criminally responsible for approving development in the first place.

  16. Roronoa Zoro

    Roronoa Zoro7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i stopped watching when i saw that stupid apple laptop.

  17. bbpetrov

    bbpetrov7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the humans are capable of fixing only their existence on the planet

  18. voidremoved

    voidremoved8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    while we think we are ready and deserving to colonize other planets

  19. andybaldman

    andybaldman8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    *Toby, you're going bald. We see it.*

  20. Matt Sickle

    Matt Sickle8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I have no doubt people will keep deciding to eradicate species as long as there is taxpayer money to do so.

  21. Brian L

    Brian L8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Foreign invasive species = Harmful

  22. Umbra

    Umbra9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I say let it grow. Let it grow!

  23. James Martinek

    James Martinek9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Like the scientist said, we are choosing to keep something a certain way, because we say it has too. Nature adopts to change over time. That's how new things start is from change, evolution is of change. Survival of the fitest. If we decided to keep or change, so will nature. We aren't gods, we really arent.

  24. Largest of lads

    Largest of lads10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Roll a dice!Odds, win for plants, even, win for animals

  25. Sukkulents

    Sukkulents10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    where are vegans when we need them?

  26. Miguel Valiente

    Miguel Valiente10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Derailing the spartina

  27. Tahuan Tinsuyo

    Tahuan Tinsuyo11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Capture all the rales then eradicate the hybrid spartina and put them in the restored environment.

  28. Tahuan Tinsuyo

    Tahuan Tinsuyo11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    There is no "Silicon Valley". That is a nickname for Santa Clara Valley.

  29. Chris Ho

    Chris Ho12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Lol doesnt mention how the tech companies in the valley caused this devastation just becuease they feel entitled to do what they want

  30. scratch

    scratch12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Monster plants? My first thought was... TRIFFIDS!!! But nope, spartina.

  31. scratch

    scratch12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Have you hugged a triffid today? Plants need love, too, you know.

  32. sdmitch16

    sdmitch1612 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why can't the rails live in the original native species of spartina? Humans could plant it after clearing out the hybrid spartina.

  33. Wadinator, The Vile

    Wadinator, The Vile12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Pirahna Plant irl.

  34. Rob Karmic

    Rob Karmic13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I don't like to watch reruns.

  35. Kye thecrazycatman

    Kye thecrazycatman13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    instead of trying to revert back and return a bunch of other species, why not just keep the plants and put new species in.

  36. IceyVortex

    IceyVortex15 วันที่ผ่านมา



    MINECRAFT BRO15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The reason that I liked this video is because the producer is called William poor😂😂

  38. A Random Human

    A Random Human16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ok but snow on the mountain plant is the worst

  39. Epic Gang Weeder

    Epic Gang Weeder18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Very interesting indeed

  40. Ataher Istiaque

    Ataher Istiaque19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sounds like Spartan Vagina= Spartina🤔

  41. Daniel Kantrowitz

    Daniel Kantrowitz19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    fence off the spartina


    WILLPLUSPOWER20 วันที่ผ่านมา

    would it be good for rebuilding the coast... louisiana here

  43. Sean Russell

    Sean Russell21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think we should talk to it and see if it'll go away and if that doesn't work we could just box it

  44. Zachary Meyer

    Zachary Meyer21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hey, that's my home town

  45. Rhamses Quiroz

    Rhamses Quiroz21 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What if we built a wall?

  46. lester andes

    lester andes22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Let the rail adapt to the new habitat.

  47. Khronic Painz

    Khronic Painz22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    humans should just go extinct then the planet and mother nature wouldnt have any of these existential problems anymore

  48. Team Chaos

    Team Chaos24 วันที่ผ่านมา


  49. Kaiwalya Khairnar

    Kaiwalya Khairnar25 วันที่ผ่านมา


  50. Oscar Santiago

    Oscar Santiago26 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Please leave that last acre those poor birds

  51. Vasim

    Vasim28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The last time an invasive plant (grass) started sprouting all over the planet, the weaker specimens of our ancestors were pushed out of the now less abundant trees. They didn't die out though. On land, having to keep their heads up high to be able to see over the tall grass, they learnt to walk to upright. The rest is pretty much history.

  52. Vasim

    Vasim28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm not picking a side, just trying to say that nature is unpredictable.

  53. Katrina K

    Katrina Kหลายเดือนก่อน

    I'm totally with the biologist. We should just let the grass grow!

  54. Eric Juma

    Eric Jumaหลายเดือนก่อน

    I thought this video was going to be about a manufacturing plant

  55. donny dutchmen

    donny dutchmenหลายเดือนก่อน

    This is a typical thing for Dutch professionals . We are really good in creating new nature, to balance it, and all what comes with that. Seriously, call some Dutch engineers for this job! You will be amazed to see what is happening within 5 years of time. we create islands and nature on them. we are already doing that for over hundreds of years.

  56. FourOneOne


    Nature shouldn’t be what we decide it

  57. Tad Blackington

    Tad Blackingtonหลายเดือนก่อน

    The nutria should make it into the bay soon and help open up the spartina.

  58. Rehab. Halim

    Rehab. Halim2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This is the worst freaking grass around !! I have 1/4 acre in SF! In the city. I feel like I’m on a FARM ! I

  59. Adam Brown

    Adam Brown2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hay, what has the pepper called?

  60. shannu j

    shannu j2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    playing god fails disastrously every time.

  61. Kew Akl

    Kew Akl2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    @7:34 "He makes a note to come back and kill it next month." Hmm, not important enough today, maybe?

  62. Matt Greenland

    Matt Greenland2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The morning footage looks awesome!

  63. Abhaya Premawardena

    Abhaya Premawardena2 หลายเดือนก่อน


  64. SlowPro

    SlowPro3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    When are humans going to learn that bringing in invasive species NEVER works out? You'd think we'd know, being THE most invasive species in history. They mention a monoculture of species, which is exactly what humans are doing. We're spreading so much and forcing other species to extinction, EXACTLY like an invasive species does. In time, nature will adapt to many invasive species and the ecosystem shifts, some species live, others die. But humans spread so quickly that nature can't keep up. Instead of an ecosystem adapting and shifting, it's at risk of collapsing all together, which in the long term would spell death for the humans that depend on that ecosystem.

  65. Andrei Baltatu

    Andrei Baltatu3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This look like Samurai Jack's Aku's invasion, scary.

  66. Baelor

    Baelor3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Just build a wall

  67. Adrian Gahinsah

    Adrian Gahinsah3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    For me it just a grass..

  68. Muzaffar Krylov

    Muzaffar Krylov3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    *Moral of the story- it's very difficult if not impossible for humans to solve even the smallest problem without creating more problems in the process.* *Yay...*

  69. Kelton Lochridge

    Kelton Lochridge3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Imagine if there was a species back in the day that was as focused on conservation as humans are right now. Just like frantically running around... Oh no volcanoes! Oh no the atmosphere's changing! Oh no it's getting hotter! Oh no everything is freezing! This is bad! This is bad! This is bad! And if they had hypothetically succeeded, we wouldn't exist.

  70. Joshua Nel

    Joshua Nel3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Seriously? Poisoning the water? damn idiots they'll kill everything

  71. wade5941

    wade59413 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Turn it all over to US Fish and Wildlife. They can fix anything.

  72. eldrid trinidad

    eldrid trinidad3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    you should embrace it rather than becoming deserted, lots of fertile land across the globe slowly becoming dry and deserting, your soil means getting healthier, better to stop them at the perimeter and let it grow at the main areas.

  73. BetterYouBetterWorld V

    BetterYouBetterWorld V3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    another thing matey, tell them if they want to get rid of the first layer of land regeneration aka grass.. they need to jump start it directly into a forest with fungal dominated soils so plant trees and cover with wood chips, its how life works, these city slickers need to learn to contact earthlings and earth stewards so they dont just keep making things worse

  74. BetterYouBetterWorld V

    BetterYouBetterWorld V3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    tell em to contact Geoff Lawton or a teacher from the permaculture community, good luck mate

  75. Music Lover

    Music Lover3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Humans changed the ecosystem and there is no turning it back, part of that is the ability of native species to survive. That's a hard truth and trying to save one species over the rest is a waste of time and money.

  76. alwaleed hamad

    alwaleed hamad3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This video helped me sleep, thanks!

  77. karrskarr

    karrskarr3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Why the ridiculous music-Grab a brain!

  78. Joegrizzly

    Joegrizzly3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    this is spartina!

  79. arthroxon nö

    arthroxon nö3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I guess some people are just bored

  80. Tusk

    Tusk3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Why not just make the shore birds live else where or tranfer the rail and the hybrid plant into some big biodome or somethin

  81. Ideoform Sun

    Ideoform Sun3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I wonder if the new grass is edible. It needs something that eats it.

  82. AmericanRelic2hear

    AmericanRelic2hear3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The plants are healthy and the birds are happy and safe. The humans are spending time and money to stop that. Lol!

  83. sharon r bower

    sharon r bower3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    So there are only spartina and rails residing together? Then just what are the rails eating ??? I am betting that there are other birds in the spartina beside rails. And that there is much more wildlife that is benefiting from the spartina. At best this group of activists is expressing a very narrow focus on rails and spartina.

  84. Pro Toss

    Pro Toss3 หลายเดือนก่อน


  85. Lewis Moore

    Lewis Moore3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    So keep some, control the rest

  86. Lysol !

    Lysol !3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This bullshit sounds like a created problem so they can provide a solution, and the problem isnt the invasive plant, the problem is they NOW have to remove the invasive plant for some made up money grabbing reason...

  87. Bruce Hart

    Bruce Hart3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Just harvested and turn it into fertilizer

  88. Bruce Hart

    Bruce Hart3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    We should just mind our own business and let nature take it's course

  89. April O

    April O3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Just put grass eating animals.. solve.. we have those here in PH.. It keeps the land healthy and regenerate... we have our ecosystem naturally because of those plants.. good for raising animals like goat, cow, carabao and other plant eating animals.. it will not kill animals believe me instead it will increase the animals.. esp the birds migrating.. and it will also invite beetles, insects, grasshoppers, butterfly and bees to balance.. mother nature knows what to do to your dying land..

  90. Misaka Mikoto

    Misaka Mikoto3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    A video about nothing

  91. Michael Holman

    Michael Holman4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Take the Spartina and let it grow on an island that the Rails can live on. BOOM! Problem solved!

  92. Genna Ross

    Genna Ross4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    pull out all the grass and let silicon valley sink into the mud

  93. Gabriel

    Gabriel4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Sell it at IKEA. I want some around my house to spruce it up a bit and maybe eat some house guests or something.

  94. Shahidh Ilhan

    Shahidh Ilhan4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    *plants vs humans*

  95. M. Clayton

    M. Clayton4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    How bout, mind your dam business🤓

  96. fenrirgg

    fenrirgg4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Just leave nature alone to do its thing, damn.

  97. Rasheed Mohammed

    Rasheed Mohammed4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    But then again it’s humans we are talking about

  98. Bruh

    Bruh4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Solution: leave it the hell alone. There ya go

  99. YeOldeScience

    YeOldeScience4 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  100. Silver Cloud Transportation

    Silver Cloud Transportation4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    "This is Spartina" hailed the 300

  101. EricZ Khan

    EricZ Khan4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Oof :\

  102. Jeffrey D

    Jeffrey D4 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  103. jamit2u

    jamit2u4 หลายเดือนก่อน

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

  104. Star Lord

    Star Lord4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The verge becoming the vice and vice becoming buzzfeed

  105. Levi Smith

    Levi Smith4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    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

  106. Davros Darlek

    Davros Darlek4 หลายเดือนก่อน

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