Feeding Humphead Parrotfish | Blue Planet | BBC Earth

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A school of Humphead Parrotfish descend on the coral reef to feed and turn the age old coral into a fine sand that, in turn, forms islands. Fascinating video from BBC natural history show Blue Planet. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/BBCEarthSub Taken From Blue Planet. WATCH MORE: New on Earth: https://bit.ly/2M3La96 Oceanscapes: https://bit.ly/2Hmd2kZ Wild Thailand: https://bit.ly/2kR7lmh Welcome to BBC EARTH! The world is an amazing place full of stories, beauty and natural wonder. Here you'll find 50 years worth of astounding, entertaining, thought-provoking and educational natural history content. Dramatic, rare, and exclusive, nature doesn't get more exciting than this. Want to share your views? Join our fan panel: http://tinyurl.com/YouTube-BBCEarth-FanPanel This is a channel from BBC Studios who help fund new BBC programmes. Service information and feedback: http://bbcworldwide.com/vod-feedback--contact-details.aspx

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Munde Rex : *When you click the create random character button*

Ramonerdna : Does anyone else think they look like Nigel Thornberry? SMASHING

Some Booty : where can i go to donate some toothbrush and toothpaste for them?

Hello Lol : It looks like it tried to put lipstick on in the middle of a earthquake.

Marc Herman : Tropical beach: alternative fact. Poop beach: hard fact.

Mr Dank™ : Sand is actually fish poop good to know

Becky s : Sand is made of poop and soil is made of bird poop and waking up to the reality that most things you know and love are made of poop...☺🙂😐😑😒

Barry Copithorne : "Just keep swimming, just keep swimmi.." "AHHHHHHHH!! Poop in my eyes!!!!" :|

YouTube5000 : If you were to put sunglasses on this fish it will look like a geek 🤓

Tatsusama : - sigh - From now on I'll be making fish-poop castles...

Harrison Hatton : I'm Nigel Fishberry! Splashing!

Feldy Budiono : all these time we've been walking on fish poop .. well done mother nature

RunningWild : ‘The Book Of Parrotfish’ Verse 1 Fishy 2 4 “Long long ago, the earth was once a big blue sphere of vast oceans, inhabited by coral reefs and parrot fish. These majestic fish fed on the rocks and corals of the reefs and the parrot fish would then disperse of the waste product which was a fine sand. Over time this sand would build up and create islands. Once the lands were created then the mighty populations of parrot fish used their majestic mouths and mystic powers to create plants, bugs, birds, reptiles, you and me.”

zimmerman84 : for a moment I thought this was about my ex girlfriend 😐

mrbrianroche : kinda looks like Nigel Thornberry lol

michael : I learned on a snorkeling trip in st. croix that parrotfish poop really soft sand and they produce 200 pounds (I think, can’t remember if it was 200 or not) of sand a year. I thanked every parrotfish I saw on that day. OvO

jorge santiago : poop islands?

Silas Oliveira : São os peixe ronaldinho gaúcho

Simon : Smashing!

GLMR KILZ : These fish look like some ppl at my school

LemonQueen : Lil pump is on the discovery channel

Artsy clover : And now kids here we have the Nigel Thornberry fish that can poop sand

Slime Queen808 : human: do you want food? humpback fish: yeth

Harbluia : Those are the derpiest looking fish I've ever seen.

CallardAndBowser : I wondered where all the worlds' sand came from. LOL I'm never laying out on the beach again!

Carlos Garcia : 😂😂😂😂🤣I would like to see one and show my dog to see how fast they can run

jassir amed : you do not want to be bitten by one of those

CactiCostumes : oh great every time i go to the beach i play and sometimes get a grain of poop in my mouth is that right?

kyeopzz : So sand=poop?

Skyforce 213 : The nerds of the sea 🤓

Oliver lontoc : KID: Mom what do you call this thing..? MOM: Its a sand... Me: No..! its a POOP

Aries G. Raymundo : Nailed it!! I knew some fish causes some rocks to become sand!!

Ladygalactor 777 : Those fish kind look like Matter from Cars Lol

Converse 87 : So we go to the beach and sit in 💩 lol ok

_iiixizel Vlogs : My life is a lie

Rebeca Rauda : "It's jaw is so powerful it can bite through rock" this sounds like a Pokèmon already

no1bandfan : “You scoundrel. Is that brandy?” “Oh No sir, just water.” “Oh water? Never touch the stuff. Fish ****** in it.”

RelentlessPedigree : Look at dem grillz!

Jp Garcia bagcal : Then some of u burried your body w/ fish poop in the beach... Amazing

William freytes - cheverez : O never seen a fish with buck teeth. Smh

PeaceKeeper TM : Peixe Ronaldinho gaúcho ?

Ryuha Zancii Zanciii : I misread the title and saw "Feeding Humped ParrotFish"

Finley Castello : I did not give consent to be filmed in this video!

Reece Williams : Jesus Christ you lot give a thumbs up to anything

P3anutcody96 : "Humphead Parrotfish" ...Looks like a "Dork fish" more then anything I've ever seen. XD

UncleFriis : Well, now we know what the dork fish looks like.

Hebisan : Before the video: *wind blows* "Aaah, the sand is hurting me." After the video: *wind blows* "Aaah, Poop is hitting me."

Rigging Doctor : Awesome fish, but it just needs glasses to look like 🤓

Greg Slater : (fish) "y'all got any cornbread?"