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Just How Fishy Are You? More About Your Inner Animal

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Last night the final episode of the 3-part series of PBS’s adaptation of Neil Shubin’s book Your Inner Fish aired in most of the country (although some PBS stations have delayed the last episode until next week… If you didn’t catch the series, you can stream them online for a short period here.) If tweets are any indication, the series was extremely well-received; the hashtag #InnerFishPBS topped the trends during the East Coast and Midwest airings all three nights.

I’ve already mentioned I had no involvement in the television production so I can say this with no need for modesty: what stood out in this series were the stunning graphics and animations. But the visuals didn’t stop with the three episodes – PBS pumped out some really entertaining tidbits and graphics during the shows via Twitter. If you were intently watching your television screen and missed the additional graphics and quizzes, I’ve concatenated them here via storify. If you’re experiencing Inner Fish withdrawal, you may also want to check out the extensive website PBS created with more interactive graphics, teaching tools and resources galore. More programming like this, please, PBS!

Kalliopi Monoyios About the Author: Kalliopi Monoyios is an independent science illustrator. She has illustrated several popular science books including Neil Shubin's Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within, and Jerry Coyne's Why Evolution is True. Find her at www.kalliopimonoyios.com. Follow on Twitter @symbiartic.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. derekblake 5:43 am 04/29/2014

    If we are going down that road then we can take it we are evolved from almost anything as we all share cells and very similar DNA. You know I really thought that this myth had been dispelled years ago, and virtually disproved as a theory. Well, I guess that we are getting pretty desperate for evolutionary proof and need to drag up the old pseudo-science. Why don’t we just revert back to Darwen’s view of cells as just being lumps of jelly?
    Dr.Derek P. Blake Ph.D

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