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Fish that have an affinity for land are rather common – 130 fish species are at least in part amphibious. Most of them stay out of water for a matter of seconds or minutes (scooting between ponds or hopping between tidal pools), but a few can live out of water for hours and days. The ability to survive out of water likely evolved more than 30 times, according to researchers at the University of New South Wales in Kensington, Australia who took a close look at the literature about fish evolution.

They found that there are 33 families of fish that have at least one species that has grown to be amphibious, indicating that each went through its own evolutionary process to get there. There currently isn’t a lot known about how frequently animals transition into new habitats, as these fish are doing. And, “one of the most extreme ecological transitions has been the shift in habitat associated with the move from water to land by amphibious fish”, the authors write. (1)

What can be done is done.

What can happen happens.

The cosmos is full of all possible capabilities.

And under certain circumstances, any capability can and will transform into reality.

There are no “land” species. There are no “water” species. There are, thus, no “amphibious” species. There are no “species” whatsoever. There is only life. Mixed with death. There is no life. There is no death. What you see is the same thing. Under different shades of light.

Walk on earth.

Swim in water.

Walk on water.

Whatever.