Did Chernobyl Create Mutant Animals?


  1. Because Science

    Because Science3 bulan yang lalu

    Thanks for watching Super Nerds! If you like this kind of video, let me know in the comments, and suggest ideas for future deep dives. See you in Footnotes. -- kH

  2. Trevor Chaffin

    Trevor Chaffin8 hari yang lalu

    Necropsy for animals, autopsy for humans. I work in an animal hospital and one of the biggest wording mistakes people make is the difference between necropsy and autopsy. Since humans exam other (dead) humans it's an autopsy because we are examining someone within our species. A dog cannot perform an autopsy on another dog (if they could it would be amazing) so we use the term necropsy when referring to an examination of an organism that is not human. In case you guys or anyone else didn't know, here's some new knowledge for the day.

  3. DarthVader DaGreat

    DarthVader DaGreatBulan Yang lalu


  4. Mr A-H0Ie

    Mr A-H0Ie2 bulan yang lalu

    Thunderf00t debunked the hysteria about Chernobyl.

  5. Dichtsau

    Dichtsau2 bulan yang lalu

    *skip to **07:25** if u wanna skip the boring explanation / if u're just here for the mutant part!*

  6. Dichtsau

    Dichtsau2 bulan yang lalu

    bro, your hairstyle & beardstyle don't fit together with your face. change something.

  7. Fishie Fish

    Fishie Fish11 jam yang lalu

    The mere presence of humans is worse for the environment than a nuclear disaster. Jesus.

  8. Grady Moxley

    Grady MoxleyHari Yang lalu

    Mutation on fish however occured in the area near the reactor, as demonstrated by mutated catfish caught

  9. Maii Orduna

    Maii OrdunaHari Yang lalu

    Life cannot be contained, life breaks free, life finds a way...

  10. Jared Harris

    Jared Harris7 hari yang lalu


  11. ckl

    ckl8 hari yang lalu

    The most common effect of mutation is death, either by some metabolic impairment or cancer. Cancer is essentially evolution gone wrong. If the mutation does not outright kill the individual but impairs their ability to evade predators or live efficiently then the individual gets taken out of the picture. I would think that the long term effect on the animal life would lean toward infertility (which was observed acutely, but does not decrease the health of the species' next generation) and cancers that kill them off faster than a "natural" lifespan. As long as they are reproducing to replace themselves faster than they are dying then the population would be on a growth trend. So if a doe can reproduce early in her second year, and reproduces two or three times, possibly with twins, then dies of leukaemia in her third to fifth year of age, then she will have reared up to six fawns replacing her place in the ecosystem possibly six times over. Assuming that about half of those fawns are also female then the next generation could produce up to another dozen fawns before they themselves also die to leukaemia. I would like to know if there were studies that tagged and followed individuals to determine the average life expectancy of individuals in that irradiated population. Are they dying sooner than a baseline population? And, because there is a higher turnover of individuals more ecological space is made for subsequent generations, so the population continues to grow?

  12. Michael Light

    Michael Light9 hari yang lalu

    It seems so me that we'd need to get a better look at the health of the animals inhabiting Chernobyl today. It could be that, in the absence if humans, they are totally thriving, right up until they dies of cancer.

  13. Skynyrd Jesus

    Skynyrd Jesus11 hari yang lalu

    It really can't be denied though that species that are hunted regularly primarily out of fear, wolves being the prime example, are thriving in the exclusion zone. You could easily support either statement based solely on which species you focus on. Mice, cats and other animals that thrive in close proximity to humans aren't doing that great, whereas predators have found a safe haven from human predation. Its impossible to say for sure how the populations of all species as a whole have been impacted is impossible because we will never actually know the exact populations after, and certainly not prior to the disaster. However, considering how large an urban community there was around Chernobyl, I'm not even gonna try to spell it, I would be amazed if the numbers didn't actually support growing wildlife.

  14. horacio gabriel giuntoni alvarez bojart

    horacio gabriel giuntoni alvarez bojart11 hari yang lalu

    How about tremendous cánceres?

  15. Alan  Choi Chang

    Alan Choi Chang12 hari yang lalu

    it seems pretty logical that nature would flourish in the absence of humans.... lets designate a few places where we could leave as "pure nature territory" and nuke those places so that humans can no longer inhabit those areas, allowing for nature to flourish once again, and perhaps deal with global warming.

  16. Rishabh Singh

    Rishabh Singh12 hari yang lalu

    13:09 haha rad, get it because rad means unit of absorbed dose, hahaha I am grateful for this joke this season

  17. DoctorWho2505

    DoctorWho250513 hari yang lalu

    If it wasnt radioactive it would be a great paintball map

  18. Connor Hogen

    Connor Hogen14 hari yang lalu


  19. Hexa Dex

    Hexa Dex21 hari yang lalu

    *sad S.T.A.L.K.E.R noises*

  20. Sorion Obsidian

    Sorion Obsidian21 hari yang lalu

    This is Thor Nye the thunder guy

  21. paul sturgess sturg gaming

    paul sturgess sturg gaming22 hari yang lalu

    Pretty cool videos subscribed

  22. Aaron Kuehner

    Aaron Kuehner22 hari yang lalu

    Yeah, but... are the fish in that pond goldfish? Those things grow as big as they can within their allotted space, and with no one people to disturb them, maybe there are some really big goldfish---just not affected (size wise) by radiation. ...Because goldfish.

  23. SSTKxKINGZeus

    SSTKxKINGZeus23 hari yang lalu

    12:54 *Fallout dreams die*

  24. Serafin Alig

    Serafin Alig23 hari yang lalu

    Fallout? Anyone?

  25. Banaanipässi FIN

    Banaanipässi FIN23 hari yang lalu

    How do you draw so well inverted?

  26. P4T0 98

    P4T0 9824 hari yang lalu

    Who the hell is Albert?

  27. rock climbing33

    rock climbing3324 hari yang lalu

    Wow interesting

  28. Ziemniaczek

    Ziemniaczek24 hari yang lalu

    the fqact that wildlife lives in czarnobyl again isn't strange i now a guy that was a "stalker" a stalker is a person illegaly living in Prypeć or Czarnobyl. it's easy to survive there as a human you can even drink the water there and be ok al you need is a geiger counter just in case with you so you know what place is dangerous and what is not

  29. M.D. Customs

    M.D. Customs25 hari yang lalu

    The fish are definitely stunted according to River Monsters.

  30. R3ggie

    R3ggie26 hari yang lalu

    Let’s give it up for this guy’s amazing backwards writing skills!

  31. Zygy __

    Zygy __26 hari yang lalu

    11:50 what font is that?

  32. Adam Gitmed

    Adam Gitmed27 hari yang lalu

    Really glad he covered that River Monsters episode myth.

  33. RenzXVI

    RenzXVI29 hari yang lalu

    Dubstep first appeared a few years after the Chernobyl incident, so...

  34. Nightshade Kelly

    Nightshade Kelly29 hari yang lalu

    Are you writing on glass? Or how do u do that. Animating it? Im curious lol

  35. Nightshade Kelly

    Nightshade Kelly29 hari yang lalu

    I live directly between an old necluar power station that was shut down because it was getting dangerous. And an arsol factory. One accident and id be fucked. Im less then half a mile away from both of em. Even more. The old nuclear power station was one of the first ever built and it was pretty experimental at the time so it wasnt made with technology tjey have now days.

  36. Nightshade Kelly

    Nightshade Kelly29 hari yang lalu

    You would think accidents like Chernobyl would tell people they shouldn't use things like nuclear power. And find something different that has less bad things that can happen. Things like it have caused so many problems

  37. Robby Akbarsyah

    Robby AkbarsyahBulan Yang lalu

    If humans is more danger to the nature than a nuclear disaster.....are you trying to suggest us on removing human population implicitly?sounds super villainy kyle

  38. Wasp_Boss

    Wasp_BossBulan Yang lalu

    Is it just me, or does Chernobyl sound like a cool super villian name.

  39. French Guitar Guy

    French Guitar GuyBulan Yang lalu

    So basically natural selection happened

  40. Kari Hämäläinen

    Kari HämäläinenBulan Yang lalu

    Another hysteria driven presentation.

  41. Katharina Stemmer

    Katharina StemmerBulan Yang lalu

    There is a well accepted theory that radiation diversified genetics, basically accelerating normal random mutation. There were certainly more bad mutations killing animals and effects of damaged genes are a problem, but long term effects (say, over the next few centuries) indicate that new (not monstrous) races are likely and positive mutations will make nature more resilient and adaptable.

  42. Argon

    ArgonBulan Yang lalu

    Soo Bethesda's Fallout is a false vision of nuclear radiation? :O

  43. Michalis Xyran

    Michalis XyranBulan Yang lalu

    Have you ever seen River Monster's Jeremy Wade catch a wels catfish near Chernobyl? That would be something to look into. Theres definitely wildlife living in or around Chernobyl but because its still extremely dangerous for humans to go there, we wont exactly know for sure until there would be a safer way to document that proof of that.

  44. J _ TRiLL3ST

    J _ TRiLL3STBulan Yang lalu

    6:21 over 9000 😂

  45. Ikito

    IkitoBulan Yang lalu

    50.000 people used to live here, now it's a ghost town. good hunting stalker.

  46. The Nerdy Dev

    The Nerdy DevBulan Yang lalu

    Nature is resilient and can heal from anything as catastrophic as Chernobyl Disaster. Nature is like a mother that has to protect whatever is a part of it, though we mindlessly are destroying nature for more power. @Because Science Awesome Video.

  47. Rj Peterson

    Rj PetersonBulan Yang lalu

    The reality is probably somewhere in the middle. Wildlife is probably springing back more rapidly than we expect, but not quite to the point of a classical Disney music number. That's usually the case when the division is between "evidence has to be hard enough to destroy the Moh's Scale before I accept it" and "if we just give mother earth a nice big hug and then get rid of all the humans everything will be great!" EDIT: I also remember seeing a show where they caught a catfish near Chernobyl. It's size was abnormal. It was stunted and less then half of what it should have been for it's age. Fallout wasn't destroyed by nuclear weapons, it was destroyed by magic.

  48. ReiSilver

    ReiSilverBulan Yang lalu

    I still can't get over the guy who was just hanging out fishing near the explosion at Chernobyl and was totally fine. Talk about lucky

  49. Grim Reaper

    Grim ReaperBulan Yang lalu

    so from what i get, human is more deadly to mother nature than any nuclear disaster ever? i guess we found the source of the problem, which is, and always be, human.

  50. sweetlou217

    sweetlou217Bulan Yang lalu

    What would happen if a pro baseball pitcher threw a baseball while riding in a can at highway speeds. How fast would the ball go.

  51. dmdz

    dmdzBulan Yang lalu

    On the topic of Chernobyl fish: There's an episode of River Monsters where the host travels to Chernobyl and actually fishes up a mutant catfish. The kicker? The mutated catfish was actually *smaller* than catfish of its species usually are at its age. Radiation ain't magic, it's really just disappointing and disturbing.

  52. Single Bird Dad

    Single Bird DadBulan Yang lalu

    more like red dead trees

  53. Stefan Firdaus

    Stefan FirdausBulan Yang lalu

    He looked like Thor😅

  54. harish frankenstein

    harish frankensteinBulan Yang lalu

    In river monsters they caught radio active wels catfish in level 17

  55. warrior fox the blue fox

    warrior fox the blue foxBulan Yang lalu

    Thear is a catfish

  56. anonymous nameless

    anonymous namelessBulan Yang lalu

    play S.T.A.L.K.E.R and you will know

  57. Shaquan Davis

    Shaquan DavisBulan Yang lalu

    Please get a haircut bro

  58. StarHorder O S-D  C F M

    StarHorder O S-D C F MBulan Yang lalu

    the flowers are crazy deformed ngl

  59. Kathleen Metzler

    Kathleen MetzlerBulan Yang lalu

    why do you have to talk about MUTATION'S when like 7 year old's are watching this??

  60. R

    RBulan Yang lalu

    The fish got three eyes!

  61. Jo Brown

    Jo BrownBulan Yang lalu

    Dissections of animals are necropsies. 😉 Only humans are autopsies because you are dissecting oneself.

  62. Aidacchi

    AidacchiBulan Yang lalu

    Nature always remains

  63. foxyguard

    foxyguardBulan Yang lalu

    *"the radiation created deathclaw"* hmm yes we are all *dead*

  64. TerraDagon 2

    TerraDagon 2Bulan Yang lalu

    What about that giant wolf 🐟

  65. JasonMPJr

    JasonMPJrBulan Yang lalu

    Hmm a Thanos like super villain plan could be made from this. Hack into all the nuclear missile silos and launch them at cities and kill and irradiate as much as you can. That way people will die and also will not go into radioactive zones. That way nature will come back thriving and thus saving the environment.