Sunday, March 28, 2010
From Water to Land
On page 35 Coyne begins to describe the transition of organisms from water to land (more specifically from fish to amphibians). What adaptations, through natural selection, occurred to the organisms to better suit survival on land? What were the selective advantages to living on land instead of in the water? Neil Shubin, and his team, unveiled the discovery of the Tiktaalik roseae in 2006 in the Canadian Arctic (http://tiktaalik.uchicago.edu/index.html). How does this discovery tie into the transition from fish to amphibians?