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An international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of the African coelacanth -- a giant, ancient-looking fish thought to have gone extinct around the time of the dinosaurs but discovered a few decades ago off the coast of Africa. Their research reveals insights into how some vertebrates adapted to life on land, while others remained creatures of the sea. 

Join science writer Carl Zimmer and scientists from the team that sequenced this remarkable fish’s genome as they explore the stories behind the science, discuss the latest discoveries, and answer your questions in a Google Plus Hangout On Air.
Coelacanth Chat
Thu, April 25, 2013, 11:00 AM

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Coelacanth conference/Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
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(that is a silly question--he's always nice tho.. I suppose that if he wasn't it would be informative)
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Santa baby in your belly.
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He didn't even need to mention that cupcakes taste better after exercise!
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This utterly made my morning. David Attenborough pulls a Shatner and does a spoken-word version of What a Wonderful World, over some incredible BBC footage.

It gave me chills.

(Also, Attenborough can make spoken-word cool. Is there no end to the man's powers?)
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Kudos to the camera operators who collected the clips!
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  • Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, WA
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Me in a nutshell: Food, Beer, Whisky, Birds, Mountains, Science, Math, Books.
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  • University of Hertfordshire, Herts, UK
    Computational Biology, 2000 - 2008
  • University of Wales, Bangor, Wales
    Zoology and Biochemistry, 1994 - 1997