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Fish That Walks On Land… Evolution FTW!


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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Date: 03/22/12 08:00 AM

31 Responses to Fish That Walks On Land… Evolution FTW!

  1. Profile photo of canusuck
    canusuck Male 30-39
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    March 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    Link: Fish That Walks On Land... Evolution FTW! - 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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    AntPharm Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 8:05 am

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    ElijaBlack Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 8:08 am
    snakeheads can cross land too cant they?
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2012 at 8:16 am
    we have them at the denver zoo
    in there are many fish that can do that
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    Buzzard250 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 8:21 am
    in a few million years they are going to evolve into amphibians haha
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    shtsqud Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 8:28 am
    @canusuck...have you just recently been notified of their existence?
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    grindinblade Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 8:39 am
    Lung fish are even more awesome. A fish that can breathe air. Evolution FTW
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    sp4cegrass Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 9:13 am
    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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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Why does NatGeo always sound like it`s aimed at kids?
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    Essen Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 9:33 am
    Nope! Chuck Testa!
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    March 22, 2012 at 9:35 am
    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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    TrustusJones Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 9:35 am
    This makes me miss Ren and Stimpy.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 9:38 am
    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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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2012 at 9:53 am
    Whoop-Dee-Frickin-Doo.
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 10:25 am
    Can we eat them?
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 11:07 am
    My friend keeps these as pets :) - they`re so cute!!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 22, 2012 at 11:54 am
    vv Only the first two seasons @TrustUsJones, it died when Kricfalusi got booted...

    vv And catfish too @ElijaBlack!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    Mudskippers.... see them all the time in Australia.
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    ryukenden888 Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    video clip stolen from the "life on earth" series by sir david attenborough.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    That`s nothing - the Mangrove Killifish can live up to a couple of months up a tree...
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    March 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    Just a few thou years late here
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 22, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    The species consists mostly of hermaphrodites... - from Wiki
    LOLZ! @davymid, that`s one weird fish! nttawwt, eh?
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    ShudBWorking Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm
    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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    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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    apedrana Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    @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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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    March 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    so they are really cool walking fish... but "how do they taste?" is the real question.
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    Zismo Male 18-29
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    March 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm
    Where`s your god now?
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    BBJellyFish Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 12:28 am
    that mudskipper at 1:47 just stood there like a jackass!
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 2:09 am
    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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    cyberxed2002 Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 5:10 am
    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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    BDT1981 Male 18-29
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    March 23, 2012 at 8:26 am
    Muddy Mudskipper show

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