Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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One of the most exciting discoveries in the long history of fossil exploration is Tiktaalik, a creature with a mix of features common to fish and four-legged animals, or tetrapods. Starring University of Chicago paleontologist and award-winning author Neil Shubin, the film provides a first-hand account of the painstaking search for Tiktaalik. What made the discovery of Tiktaalik's fossil so compelling is that it, along with the series of species that existed before and after, illuminates key evolutionary steps in the transition of life from water to land.