With “Your Inner Fish”, Tiktaalik Gets Its Close-Up—On TV, Online and in Philly

Drexel News Blog

It’s almost time for Tiktaalik roseae to make another appearance on television.

Ted Daeschler, vice president for collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences and an associate professor in Drexel's College of Arts and Sciences, with Tiktaalik fossils Ted Daeschler, vice president for collections at the Academy of Natural Sciences and an associate professor in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, with Tiktaalik fossils

Tiktaalik is already extremely famous for an ancient fish fossil. It’s one of the best-known transitional species between fish that swim in the water and the first vertebrates to walk on land. It was first unearthed from Devonian-era rocks in the Canadian Arctic in 2004 and made a big splash when scientifically described in 2006 by the team of paleontologists who found it – including Ted Daeschler of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Neil Shubin of the University of Chicago and Farish Jenkins Jr. (now deceased) of Harvard University.

Tiktaalik graces television screens once again this week on the first episode of “Your Inner Fish” – a documentary…

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