Witness to Steve Irwin's Death - Smarter Every Day116

  • Published: 16 June 2014
  • Dr. Seymour "Jelly Dude from Nemo Land" talks about how spending a week with Steve Irwin affected his life.
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    Here's more info on Jamie (He told me not to call him Dr. Seymour):
    Dr. Seymour teaches at James Cook University

    Official comment thread on Reddit here: http://bit.ly/IrwinComments
    (I participate in this discussion)

    A huge thanks to Dr. Jamie Seymour, a world renouned venom biologist at James Cook University. He's a top notch guy who helped me open my eyes to the wonders of the ocean.

    Also, the beautiful Underwater clip of Dr. Seymour and I watching the anemonefish was taken by "Shark Dude" Richard Fitzpatrick. Richard is the man. more on him later. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dar1x4fiG2I

    License Information for Creative Commons images of Steve Irwin retrieved from Wikipedia:
    As of Sep. 4, 2006, this photo is tagged at Flickr as CC-BY-2.0
    Photos by Richard Giles, aka User rich115 on Flickr

    Outro Music "Manta" by A Shell In The Pit.
    You know Gordon's music by now. It's all good.

    Rough Draft editing of RAW footage by Ben Linderman.

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Comments • 1 580

  • ¿ɔıʇǝɥʇsǝɐʎllɐnsn

    I wish he never went to film it..

    • Ronald Mitaxa
      Ronald Mitaxa  4 weeks back

      Steve Irwin was a camera hogging glutton.
      He was grandstanding for cameras when he got hit by the ray. No sympathy for the this fool.

      • N L
        N L  1 months back

        heroes come in all shapes and sizes and Steve was one of the best

        • Ken Baker
          Ken Baker  1 months back

          My wife and I were on an Alaskan cruise when we heard about Steve dying. What a loss!

          • Korbyn Austin
            Korbyn Austin  1 months back

            No one will believe me obviously but I’m related to steve

            • Leopold
              Leopold  2 months back

              Need English subtitles.

              • Adrastos
                Adrastos  2 months back

                Pirates are from Australia

                • Pedro Lopez
                  Pedro Lopez  2 months back

                  PETA triggered

                  • Galaxy
                    Galaxy  2 months back

                    Australia is the greatest country on earth. Nicest and sweetest people

                    • caos one
                      caos one  2 months back

                      Oceans deadliest. Well. Accruate.

                      • PureXLR8tion
                        PureXLR8tion  2 months back

                        Thank you for the great interview!

                        • Crackercalum
                          Crackercalum  2 months back

                          In 2017 I went to Australia zoo at school and I said to my mum where is Steve Irwin but then I learned what happened

                          • Brad Dambergs
                            Brad Dambergs  2 months back

                            I grew up watching Steve! And I’ll never forget him and the work his done for animal conservation.

                            • philip power
                              philip power  3 months back

                              The stingray is a LIAR!!!!
                              Steve’s alive!!!!

                              • Xpose
                                Xpose  3 months back

                                Sorry to say,but Steve DID NOT respect wild animals,for starters i have Scuba Dived for years!I have filmed many encounters
                                with Passive and Dangerous animals.I always kept a respective distance,to film them especially if they would attack.
                                You NEVER EVER swim up to a Sting Ray from behind of course that's where the business end is.
                                Steve has done great for studying wild animals, but his methods were very careless,you can not just jump on
                                animal,and expect it to give you Hug!

                                • Hot Rockin'
                                  Hot Rockin'  3 months back

                                  A man that loved and cared for animals of all kinds, he didn't harm or kill them, a good man🙂🐍❤🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

                                  • Tara R
                                    Tara R  3 months back

                                    Animals all over the world must have celebrated his death
                                    Steve was a buffoon playing at being a naturalist
                                    He was a showman with animals as his props
                                    He never cared about the animals just showmanship for ratings

                                    • Jean Oliver
                                      Jean Oliver  3 months back

                                      Which episode was it on?

                                      • Chris Henson
                                        Chris Henson  3 months back

                                        Its 2019 and this is still an awesome video

                                        • Drift Theory Garage
                                          Drift Theory Garage  3 months back

                                          i miss that crazy bugger

                                          • crashdragon13
                                            crashdragon13  3 months back

                                            One of the best humans ever, rest in peace my friend.

                                            • S W
                                              S W  3 months back

                                              He knew his mortality, But he did it all for the animals. Amazing man, taken from us all way to soon 😔

                                              • Trey Martin
                                                Trey Martin  3 months back

                                                Is his death on camera? Just a question

                                                • MrGrenkvist
                                                  MrGrenkvist  3 months back

                                                  Dr. Seymoure looks like Mike The Cops lost brother.

                                                  • Jane Doe
                                                    Jane Doe  3 months back

                                                    No loss, he was a loser. If you don't know why search old videos.

                                                    • John Hales
                                                      John Hales  3 months back

                                                      Swimming up on it as your shadow hits it from behind was considered safe and called a freak accident?

                                                      • Watcha One
                                                        Watcha One  3 months back

                                                        Steve wore his heart on his slieve was good at what he did and did not care what anybody thhought he brought awareness to a animal that was not to understood and conservation so in my book hes a o k rip steve irwin condolences to his wife abd kids who he loved too god bless

                                                        • L1V3D3HT L1V3D3HT1SC0M1NGF0RY0U

                                                          Steve died a year before i was born but that didn't stop him from being one of my favorite people.

                                                          • Rhemity
                                                            Rhemity  3 months back

                                                            2019 aussie are still sad about steve

                                                            • evilmidgetdude
                                                              evilmidgetdude  3 months back

                                                              To date, this is probably the best Interview made about Steve. Even despite it being so short.

                                                              • James TheDoctor Duncan
                                                                James TheDoctor Duncan  3 months back

                                                                I wish this interview had been conducted somewhere without all the loud background noise.

                                                                • Jeff Darnell
                                                                  Jeff Darnell  3 months back

                                                                  Dr. Seymour's a GREAT guy, and an Honestly awesome person. God Bless You Jamie...

                                                                  • ken shamrock
                                                                    ken shamrock  3 months back

                                                                    I went to Steve's Funeral... One of the sadest days of my life. RIP big fella.

                                                                    • Victor Ciobanu
                                                                      Victor Ciobanu  3 months back

                                                                      SmarterEveryDay Let me guess he wasn't there ?

                                                                  • Jack Smith
                                                                    Jack Smith  3 months back

                                                                    he stirred up the sting ray for tv ratings --- paid the price !

                                                                    • Adrian Motley
                                                                      Adrian Motley  4 months back

                                                                      I want to study in Australia at some point!

                                                                      • Men8ar Desu
                                                                        Men8ar Desu  4 months back

                                                                        i cant understand

                                                                        • thomas barlow
                                                                          thomas barlow  4 months back

                                                                          I miss Steve

                                                                          • sanu seethal
                                                                            sanu seethal  4 months back

                                                                            Who is watching in August 2018

                                                                            • David Miatke
                                                                              David Miatke  4 months back

                                                                              I live on the Sunshine Coast and I knew Steve, Genuine top bloke, end of story

                                                                              • Jacob Sebastian
                                                                                Jacob Sebastian  4 months back

                                                                                i want to be like u

                                                                                • Skippy 4077
                                                                                  Skippy 4077  4 months back

                                                                                  A lot of us here in australia did think he was an idiot and over the top

                                                                                  • Blank User
                                                                                    Blank User  4 months back

                                                                                    RIP Steve. ♥️💔

                                                                                    • Otpyrc Ralph Pierre
                                                                                      Otpyrc Ralph Pierre  4 months back

                                                                                      Steve Irwin left a HUGE legacy that no one can match. RIP.

                                                                                      • Big Suze
                                                                                        Big Suze  4 months back

                                                                                        The amount of times he said morons and idiot made him seem like an absolute wanker

                                                                                        • SnapCracklePapa
                                                                                          SnapCracklePapa  4 months back

                                                                                          @1:04 "he was a human being". What does that mean? Are there people out there that are not human beings? Do some people deserve to accidentally die from a stingray tail? It makes no sense any way you slice it, but just be be perfectly clear; every person on earth is a human being. Steve Irwin did indeed die from being an idiot. Dr. Seymour had that hunch right the first time. Irwin took an unnecessary risk, and his luck finally ran out. Just because he cared about people and "misunderstood" dangerous wildlife did not mean that he wasn't an idiot that routinely put himself (and his infant child, don't forget) in mortal danger, all for entertainment and profit. To justify this, he also advocated for wildlife, though I'm still not convinced his message was all that balanced. If you are an animal rights activist try not to forget that humans are animals too.
                                                                                          I have never understood all the sycophants that come to the defense of Steve Irwin's dangerous behavior. It was not a freak accident! It was completely avoidable.

                                                                                          • B1ack_Raven
                                                                                            B1ack_Raven  4 months back

                                                                                            1:25 My OCD appreciates your OCD

                                                                                            • Gus McCrae
                                                                                              Gus McCrae  4 months back

                                                                                              Like the guy that got eaten by the grizzlies or the nuts that use wings suits or free climb... death is waiting. I wear my seat-belt and plan on enjoying grandchildren someday.

                                                                                              • heidi Holiday
                                                                                                heidi Holiday  4 months back

                                                                                                Most of these people are a little Nuts.