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A fishy tale

Duration: 02:11

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.

Available since: Tue 8 Feb 2011


David Attenborough
Camera Operator
Geoffrey Mulligan
David Attenborough

This clip is from

Zoo Quest Zoo Quest to Madagascar, Episode 2

2/5 David Attenborough encounters fish that walk, giant chameleons and the coelacanth. (1961)

First broadcast: 09 Jun 1961

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