Minds Blown: Scientists Develop Fish That Walk On Land
Canadian scientists looking into the very first land animals took a fish out of water and forced it to walk.By Sebastian Martinez | August 28, 2014
Taking fish out of water — it's an expression that describes something that literally shouldn't work. But for some scientists, it apparently has.
This is the Senegal bichir... and it's walking. Researchers took the fish from a young age and forced them to live on land for 8 months, in conditions that were humid enough that they could survive. (Video via Nature)
The study found the fish — which were previously known to move on land only incidentally — could adapt to walking on land.