Fish That Walks On Land... Evolution FTW!

Submitted by: canusuck 4 years ago Science

Meet the Mudskipper, a fish that literally can walk on land to get away from predators, how"s that for adaption?
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Male 8
We usually see these on beaches during low tide.

@RoboPatto - And about the taste, T_T. Don`t know how to describe it. But it doesn`t taste good T_T
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Male 700
My jaw almost hit the floor the first time a fully(?) grown adult said to me they thought scientists created fossils to disprove religion. lol?
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Male 550
that mudskipper at 1:47 just stood there like a jackass!
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Male 1,056
Where`s your god now?
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Male 2,424
so they are really cool walking fish... but "how do they taste?" is the real question.
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Male 144
@Shudbworking `Creationist do not dispute adaptation of a species to its surroundings.` stop right there, you got it! Thats evolution in a nut shell. see, that wasnt so hard was it. We can all get along just fine...
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Male 12,138
vv Goddammit ShudB. The tired old micro-evolution vs. macro-evolution thing again. This is an entirely fictitious gambit made up by the creationist/hardcore religious movement.

There is *NO DISTINCTION* between micro- and macro-evolution. Evolution is evolution. Species change over time due to environmental and selective pressures. That`s it, in a nutshell.

To say "I believe in micro-evolution but not macro-evolution" is directly equivalent to saying "I believe I can walk 100 yards, but to walk 100 miles is completely impossible."

Why?
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Male 86
Creationist do not dispute adaptation of a species to its surroundings. What they dispute is one species adapting so much that it eventually becomes another. Such as a fish into a lizard. Not this weird fish that can use is finds to hop along wet mud thing. When its fins turn into legs and it grows lungs instead of gills, let me know. I would be that if you took it completely away from water, the thing that makes it a fish, even little by little, it would eventually become extinct, it would not adapt all the way into becoming a full fledged lizard. Adaptation and micro-evolution is completely provable and true, macro-evolution on the other hand is far different, and still has yet to be proved true. And no, the fossil record does not prove it either, yes, there are similar skeletal arrangements, but that occurs all the time between two species. We all live on the same planet, so we must all be similar in some way.
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Male 36,335
[quote]The species consists mostly of hermaphrodites...[/quote] - from Wiki
LOLZ! @davymid, that`s one weird fish! nttawwt, eh?
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Male 13,624
Just a few thou years late here
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Male 12,138
That`s nothing - the Mangrove Killifish can live up to a couple of months up a tree...
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Male 33
video clip stolen from the "life on earth" series by sir david attenborough.
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Male 25,416
Mudskippers.... see them all the time in Australia.
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Male 36,335
vv Only the first two seasons @TrustUsJones, it died when Kricfalusi got booted...

vv And catfish too @ElijaBlack!
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Male 2,586
My friend keeps these as pets :) - they`re so cute!!!
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Male 835
Can we eat them?
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Male 4,594
Whoop-Dee-Frickin-Doo.
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Male 1,754
I love how all the little mini croc had to do was walk up to it and eat it. No effort whatsoever!
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Male 61
This makes me miss Ren and Stimpy.
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Male 2,627
Lets see, they`re fish, adapted to be on land, and they`re combative- so... someday they`ll evolve into people, right?
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Male 126
Nope! Chuck Testa!
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Male 6,737
Why does NatGeo always sound like it`s aimed at kids?
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Male 4
dude why the heck are your posts 1-3 years BEHIND the rest of the world? I remember hearing about these type of fish back in middle school...
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Male 234
Lung fish are even more awesome. A fish that can breathe air. Evolution FTW
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Male 55
@canusuck...have you just recently been notified of their existence?
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Male 341
in a few million years they are going to evolve into amphibians haha
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Male 3,576
we have them at the denver zoo
in there are many fish that can do that
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Male 275
snakeheads can cross land too cant they?
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Link: Fish That Walks On Land... Evolution FTW! [Rate Link] - Meet the Mudskipper, a fish that literally can walk on land to get away from predators, how`s that for adaption?
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