Coelacanth genome surfaces: Unexpected insights from an ancient looking fish

An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the African coelacanth -- a giant, ancient 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. Learn more about these extraordinary creatures and what scientists are learning about them in this video.

Video by Nick Dua, Broad Communications