Formation of New Species by Speciation | Evolution | Biology | FuseSchool

In this video you will learn how weird and wonderful animals are formed in the process of speciation and the formation of new species. Different selection pressures select for different characteristics. Over generations, the individuals with the beneficial traits will prosper, and others will die out. This results in a population all having these new traits. Populations in a different area may have been faced with different selection pressures, and have evolved to have different traits. Over time, these two populations may no longer be able to mate. Once the populations are no longer able to interbreed and produce viable (fertile) offspring, they are now two separate species. This is known as speciation, and can be the result of environmental factors (such as different food types), or behavioural factors (such as a change in mating season or changes to their mating songs). Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Twitter: Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: Friend us: This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos:

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