Join Dr. Willy Bemis, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Faculty Curator of Ichthyology at Cornell University - and fish expert - for a fascinating dive into the world of coelacanths. These amazing fish, closely related to land vertebrates, are perhaps one of the best known examples of "living fossils." Journey through the history and discovery of the coelacanth, and learn how its evolutionary significance has helped us understand the origins of four-limbed vertebrates. In the style of Science Cabaret, all ages are welcome to attend this lively event. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is part of Darwin Days, the Paleontological Research Institution's annual celebration of the life and ideas of Charles Darwin.