Witness these bizarre “living fossils” that are still alive today
Evolution’s very own Charles Darwin came up with the term “living fossil.” It’s a nickname for any species that doesn’t look very different from how it was millions of years ago. While the species do continuously evolve, they don’t change much because they face little competition for resources. Most living fossils have few living close relatives, because they all died out long ago. Looking at these animals today gives us a little hint of what the world was like long ago.