Find your inner fish with PBS series on human evolution

Documentary explores the 3.5-billion-year history that built the body

LAND LINK  Paleobiologist Neil Shubin hosts the new PBS series Your Inner Fish, exploring humans’ connections to animal ancestors. He holds an example of his most famous fossil find: Tiktaalik roseae, an evolutionary link between fish and land animals.

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One question fascinates people like no other: Where did we come from? In a new PBS series, Your Inner Fish, paleobiologist Neil Shubin hosts a journey through time that answers the question in evolutionary terms. The six-hour, three-part documentary shows how the human body came to be the way it is today, starting with the first fish that crawled onto land with the beginnings of a hand. The series premiered April 9 and is available online.

Shubin (@NeilShubin) will answer viewers’ questions via Twitter on Wednesday, April 16, at 10 p.m. Eastern time during the broadcast of the episode, “Your Inner Reptile,” and at 10 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 23, during the broadcast of the episode “Your Inner Monkey.” Search the hashtag #InnerFishPBS to join the conversation. 

Erika Engelhaupt is a freelance science writer and editor based in Knoxville, Tenn.

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