The Diversity of Fishes: Course Preview

Planet Water

This video was developed for Week 2 of the AMNH online course The Diversity of Fishes, part of Seminars on Science, a program of online graduate-level professional development courses for K-12 educators.

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What are the implications of being a water-based organism? In this video, Dr. Stiassny explains how the distribution of water on Earth allowed fishes to become one of the only organisms that have adapted to live from the heights of a freshwater mountain stream to the depths of the ocean floor.