A fishy tale

David Attenborough goes to the Madagascar Research Institute's laboratory to see its most famous fish - the coelacanth. Until 1938 it was believed to be extinct. The coelacanth, or a fish very like it, would have been the ancestor of all amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

This clip was first broadcast in 1961.

Release date: 08 Feb 2011

3 minutes


Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Attenborough
Camera OperatorGeoffrey Mulligan
ProducerDavid Attenborough

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