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What happens when fish are raised to walk on land

What Happens When Fish Are Raised To Walk On Land

Evolutionary theory says all animals that are walking on land actually evolved from sea-dwelling creatures at some point in the ancient past.

To study this further, scientists from McGill University raised a group of 111 Senegal bichir fish, also known as dinosaur eels, in just over a tenth of an inch of water.



The researchers kept the fish in a slightly wet terrestrial environment for eight months.

Also part of the study were 38 of the same kind of fish that were raised in their usual aquatic habitat.

Results of study tests show that the fish raised on land could actually walk better than the ones raised in water, and their bodies adjusted slightly to the different environment, causing them to have more flexible necks.

Emily Standen, lead author study, who now works at the University of Ottawa is quoted as saying: "It seems quite clear that environmentally induced changes may have facilitated their transition to land. Selective pressures then acted on these changes, and they became fixed in the genome over very long periods of time."

Bichir fish have both lungs and gills along with strong fins, which allegedly allows them to move from temporary pond to pond when one of them dries up.

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coopdabomb August 29 2014 at 1:49 PM

This is big news? Someone already trained a monkey to go in the White House and play in the oval office. They named it obama

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leslie August 29 2014 at 11:40 AM

Put a leash on the damn thing and see if you can teach it to roll over and play dead!

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vrf19977 August 29 2014 at 12:53 PM

How is this news? All animals will adapt, to the best of their ability, to the environment with which they're provided. Duh. Now give me a million dollar grant!

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franklinjefferson vrf19977 August 29 2014 at 1:31 PM

Why? Because there are still millions of people in this country that don't believe in evolution.

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burthurt franklinjefferson August 29 2014 at 5:07 PM

LOL , And for Great reason , hence the afformentioned video

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rpthe1 franklinjefferson August 30 2014 at 7:49 PM

This was NOT evolution

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calderasf vrf19977 August 29 2014 at 8:50 PM

How do you know all animals will adapt without testing that theory dummy

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crowland503 August 29 2014 at 11:11 AM

Hire this guy to teach the phony, deadbeat POTUS to walk. talk, and chew bubblegum like a true president who can get the job done right! Obama's the best friend ISIS can ever hope for; and he still has two years to screw this country.

Your assignment, Students, is to show the poor leftist liberals how to walk, talk, and chew bubblegum.

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davandsher August 29 2014 at 1:00 PM

Where have the people of McGill University been ? In Florida we have Catfish that can walk across highways to ponds on the other side. The people at Georgia said that it was impossible for a Bumble bee to fly. Of course fortunately the Bumbell bee doesn't know that

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calderasf davandsher August 29 2014 at 8:51 PM

they already know this fish can do that try reading

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llamammama2 August 29 2014 at 12:47 PM

ok great. but could they start working on something important now. the common cold. head lice. world peace.

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ducklakeman August 29 2014 at 11:41 AM

Amazing. When will the masses discover that liar obama is also crawls on his belly, due to his being a snake? obama is human excrement.

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whitentl August 29 2014 at 1:10 PM

God has these morons so confused they never will get. They just can't believe in s Supreme Being.

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Im ShopRat25 August 29 2014 at 11:18 AM

So they spend all this money to watch a fish walk instead of applying it to something more productive. lol

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nannymel Im ShopRat25 August 29 2014 at 11:32 AM

I agree with you. Who cares if fish can walk on land. Let's do something about the kids in the USA who are hungry and can't read.

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PERFORATOR nannymel August 29 2014 at 3:23 PM

They're looting stores in Ferguson Mo.

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rpthe1 August 30 2014 at 7:44 PM

Let's see them take a goldfish and make it walk. This fish already had the capabilitiy and the ones on land had to walk more with no swimming. It's more a case of practice makes perfect.

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