What the Fish? Episode 24: Leaving the Sea

Terrestrial Invasion

Within the evolutionary history of vertebrates, the transition from an aquatic environment to a terrestrial habitat significantly impacted the course of vertebrate evolution on Earth. Scientists have been studying this transition intensively from an incredible variety of angles, such as biochemistry, paleontology, functional morphology, and evolutionary relationships of these incredible creatures. In this episode we discuss some of the factors and science that influenced this incredible turning point in vertebrate evolution. 

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So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Fish Nerds Podcast Team:

Eric Ahlgren (Fishes Volunteer)

Leo Smith (Associate Curator of Fishes)

Matthew P. Davis (Postdoctoral Research Scientist)

Beth Sanzenbacher (Outreach Coordinator)

 

Department: 
Science Action for Conservation & Community
Exhibit: 
Evolving Planet