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Just How Fishy Are You? More About Your Inner Animal


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!

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

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