Starring University of Chicago paleontologist and award-winning author Neil Shubin, the film Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods provides a first-hand account of the painstaking search for Tiktaalik, a creature with a mix of features common to fish and four-legged animals. 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.
For educational resources that support using this film in the classroom, visit http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/great-transitions-origin-tetrapods.
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