Coelacanth Adaptation

Does this paragraph make sense to you?

It was once the banner fossil behind the idea that land-walking creatures emerged from fish with overgrown fins. The lobe-finned fish was found in strata deemed 400 million years old—close to the time when land creatures supposedly evolved—making a tidy evolutionary story. But that didn’t last long. Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer became famous for finding the live creature on a small fishing boat in 1938. A new survey of the critically endangered fish’s genes shows that they are not finished divulging surprises.

That’s the opening of Lobe-Finned Fish Supplies Surprises, and it sure doesn’t make sense me. But some of the the individual words do, so perhaps something can be salvaged.

First, what’s a lobe-finned fish? Continue reading