The lungfish is no ordinary fish

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+7 1. kekke2000 commented 12 years ago

A little more evolution and we will have full fish/mamal hybrids :)
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+27 2. irishgek commented 12 years ago

You herd of snakes on a plane ! This would scare the shit out of me slimy fish crawling out my walls !
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+9 3. loadrunner commented 12 years ago

I'm only start to worry if lungfish sarts to talk.
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+9 4. nemmie commented 12 years ago

#1 I think some say this is the way we evolved out of the seas actually :P

By some fish evolving lungs to use while moving from a pond that was drying up to a bigger body of water.

And somewhere along the line they started to stay more and more on land, and eventually all the time :)
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-8 5. DoubleBubble commented 12 years ago

Astonishing. Amazing that it's all because of a cosmic accident with no logic. No, wait...
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+9 6. sbrucecaboose commented 12 years ago

HEY: where's sir david attenborough?
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+9 7. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

I am starting to wonder what is the lifespan of the lungfish. Whenever it is about to die it goes through hibernation and then back to life as long as it gets water before completely dying out.
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+3 8. Thanny commented 12 years ago

They have it backwards. It's lung, though not as efficient as that of any given tetrapod, is functioning as originally evolved. Swim bladders are exaptions of lungs.
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+3 9. rnots commented 12 years ago

...Then it coats itself in mucus *sqish* *squish* :S
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+5 10. Dexter89 commented 12 years ago

#5 tell me you aren't speaking about Creationism. Please.
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+5 11. IceIsIce commented 12 years ago

4 Years?? :O
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+4 12. Ganjabus commented 12 years ago

#5 Your words are as useful as a fart in a windstorm.
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+2 13. BiCH commented 12 years ago

I was eating :S
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+3 14. huldu commented 12 years ago

#4 God created us in his image. We have always been like this: humans. You heretics should be burnt alive. /sarcasm off (sorry i just have to... how many lives have not religion destroyed)
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+1 15. phi281 commented 12 years ago

This fish is amazing!! Although how can it survive for 4 years with no food?!?! Surely there's not enough muscle in the fish to begin with to fuel it that long!! :S
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0 16. Namron7 commented 12 years ago

Astounding!! I wonder what one would look like if it had a 40 a day cigarette habit :P
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+3 17. gringo commented 12 years ago

AAAHH mom mom there are monster fish coming out of the wall! My son that's nonsense now go to sleep ::(|)
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+2 18. cranky commented 12 years ago

Nature always surprises me.
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+2 19. c0mmanderKeen commented 12 years ago

#5 logic is very present here. recommending richard dawkins books, while ankle-biting, his arguments are flawless.

This is very intruiging, however there are many many types of lungfish. I just felt compelled to add this. Google lungfish if yure interested :) Fascinating breed, they are.

PS am I the only biologist on this faboulus vid platform ?
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+2 20. joeman commented 12 years ago

#5 I'm not gonna pick on you like these narrow minded fools have.
You have a right to your own beliefs.
(as long as you aren't a smart ass-know-it-all-I-hate-americans-although-I've-never-been-there-idiot-to-be pitied-irishboy)