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This summer vacation joins the 500 million-year biological "parade" 2019-07-10


The world’s first fish, the first spine, the first chin, the first reptile, the first mammals... There are too many “firsts” in the life of the earth for 4.5 billion years. "One" is often small and ordinary. We need to carry out research and interpretation from the huge number of fossils and relics left over from the ancient times, in order to piece together the gorgeous picture of the emergence, reproduction and growth of the diversified life of the earth. On July 6th, the Ningbo Museum’s special exhibition of natural sciences, “I am from the ocean – from the life of the fish to the human life”, exhibited 146 pieces (sets) of fossils and models, time span from the Cambrian In the Quaternary, in the 500 million-year-long corridor, witnessed nine major revolutions in the evolution of vertebrates, and pursued a journey of life from fish to humans.

Chinese fossil tells the story of the earth

Yunnan, China, 500 million years ago, is a blue sea. In it, the small fish, which is only 2 or 3 centimeters long, is a sea fish. This kind of humble fish is a Chinese archaeologist in the last century. Found and proved to be the earliest known fish in the world and the representative of the oldest vertebrates. In this exhibition, we can not only see the prototype of the spine developed in the body of the fish of the sea - the notochord and the surrounding reinforcement structure, we can also see the earliest man-made fish also found in the Silurian strata in Yunnan. Fossils - the initial full-jaw fish, the first quadruped animal model found on the land from the ocean in Inner Mongolia, and the striking Jurassic dinosaur fossils and models found in Guizhou and other places. At the entrance of the exhibition hall, there is also a model of the Hechuan Mamenxilong skeleton, which is 13 meters high and overlooks the neck. It is one of the largest sauropods found in China. From the soft ridge of Cambrian, to the cavemen who walked upright in the late Pleistocene, this exhibition clearly depicts the evolution of vertebrate animals by interpreting fossils. At the same time, these fossil records not only describe the evolutionary history of different life groups on the earth, but also show the biological environment with Chinese regional characteristics. In the exhibition, it includes Hu's Guizhou Dragon, Chinese Arowana, and Lidoxi Ordos Turtle. China's unique fossils (and models) are integrated into China's ecological environment and the evolution of life hundreds of millions of years ago.

·From fish to people

Since the world’s first discovery of dinosaur fossils more than 100 years ago, the cause of extinction of this miraculous creature has always been the focus of attention. Like the dinosaurs, they disappeared on the path of biological evolution. They also included the earliest flying mammals in the world, the ancient beasts, the saber-toothed elephants who lived in the same period as the giant pandas, and the first stage of the transformation from the to the south. Ancient 猿 and so on. In the process of the evolution of the earth's biology, there are always many animals out of the "team" and annihilated in the world, but there are also more new species to join in, so that the "parade" of life on earth will continue to grow. The exhibition is divided into five chapters, backtracking from the ocean to the land, the sky, from fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and even humans, recording the vertebrate animals that have disappeared or changed their morphology. Traces of survival. This is an exhibition that shows how the creatures "stand up". It is an exhibition that answers people from where they come from. It is also an exhibition that feels the diversity of life and witnesses the miracle of life.

The exhibition will continue to be exhibited until September 1st. As a natural science exhibition specially planned by the Ningbo Museum in summer, in order to better convey the exhibition information, the Ningbo Museum launched a “from fish to the majority of minors” from July to August. The journey of human life" science curriculum, as well as the natural science lectures of the two scenes to the entire audience.