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Coelacanth DNA May Tell How Fish Learned to Walk

Coelacanth - NY Times

In the hope of reconstructing a pivotal step in evolution — the colonization of land by fish that learned to walk and breathe air — researchers have decoded the genome of the coelacanth, a prehistoric-looking fish whose form closely resembles those seen in the fossils of 400 million years ago.


'Living fossil' retains dinosaur-era look

'Living fossil' retains dinosaur-era look

An eel recently discovered in an underwater cave appears to have evolved out of step with the rest of us, retaining primitive characteristics associated with animals from the dinosaur era.


How flying fish got their 'wings'

Two wings or four: why flying fish evolved different ways to take to the air.


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