When Fish Wore Armor

  • Published on: 24 July 2018
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    420 million years ago, some fish were more medieval. They wore armor, sometimes made of big plates, and sometimes made of interlocking scales. But that armor may actually have served a totally different purpose, one that many animals still use today.

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  • Retro True
    Retro True   5 hours ago

    Cant trust anyone who says "fishes"...

  • Archagon
    Archagon   1 weeks ago

    The question is, did the female ones wear a breastplate armor?

  • Mike BCG
    Mike BCG   1 weeks ago

    We did not come from evolution we were made by God look at a fish from then and now we don’t look nothing like it

  • Riko Febri
    Riko Febri   1 weeks ago

    Look like my creature in spore games

  • Clyde Balcom
    Clyde Balcom   2 weeks ago

    I'm wondering if Dunkleosteus was a deep diving fish? The frontal armor could be a type of pressure suit? I don't know. I'm just wondering.

  • William Dunn
    William Dunn   2 weeks ago

    What if ray finned fishes and low finned fishes evolved separately from armored fish?

  • Electrology Now
    Electrology Now   2 weeks ago

    Funny: If you turn off the sound, it looks like you're conducting an orchestra.

  • Hugh Jardon
    Hugh Jardon   2 weeks ago

    The climate change occurred because placoderm factories & manufacturers were creating too much pollution.

  • REW
    REW   3 weeks ago

    Why would there be the evolution of heavy body armor before the evolution of jaws?! That would be like the shield being invented before the sword!!!🤔

  • 21Arrozito
    21Arrozito   3 weeks ago

    Some still do, armoured catfish in the Amazon look a lot like these fish prehistoric fish

  • Michael Loedel
    Michael Loedel   3 weeks ago

    So before the Pleistocene was the last time there was sea ice/glacial period that random Devonian cold snap? Seems like ice is just rare

  • Gschwin Game Jumper
    Gschwin Game Jumper   1 months ago

    scientists: discovers new species turns on caps lockSmashes head on one side of keyboard while pressing a and u keys every now and then

  • TigerwithDiesel
    TigerwithDiesel   1 months ago

    What animal on earth has THE STRONGEST BITE! Verses living and extinct 😊

  • Kaylynn Anson
    Kaylynn Anson   1 months ago

    They said that the placaderms probably died out at the end of the Devonian period, and supposedly they don't have any live descendents. But I can't help but wonder if they are related to sea turtles?

  • Blue Blue
    Blue Blue   1 months ago

    Why didn‘t I never heard of armored fish before? Thank you!

  • Kaashif Ahmed
    Kaashif Ahmed   1 months ago

    Sacabambaspis is a great name for a band.... or as a youtube swear word.....usage:"Man! your political views are a big sacabambaspis!"

  • Bab Manbal
    Bab Manbal   1 months ago

    How is armored titan related to them?

  • Tenmil
    Tenmil   1 months ago

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  • Marcia Bowers
    Marcia Bowers   1 months ago

    Thank you... I learn something new everyday...

  • Fae Terran
    Fae Terran   1 months ago

    The comment section of these PBS Eon shorts are almost as infornative as the videos.

  • Nick Malachai
    Nick Malachai   1 months ago

    Nowadays, the only fish that wear armor are the Devonian Festival codplayers.

  • Andre Prawardana
    Andre Prawardana   1 months ago

    The only channel where I willingly choose not to skip any ads.

  • youwatch2muchtv
    youwatch2muchtv   1 months ago

    That one chick that narrates this takes too long to talk. Makes me wanna pull my hair out.

  • Silver Sun
    Silver Sun   1 months ago

    Jellyfish: “... darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter - take it from me!”

  • Cliff H
    Cliff H   1 months ago

    I would like to know more about fossil imprints . I live in West Central ARK. I find Devonian era fossils and lots of trace fossils.

  • Todd Swasey
    Todd Swasey   1 months ago

    How come we see you more than the fish? Dope!