I just found out that Lauren Sallan’s TED talk has been released. She used one illustration that I painted for her at the 4min 25sec mark. I have made several illustrations for her and I was hoping she would be able to use more in her presentation but, alas, that didn’t happen. The talk is a cool one though. It’s about the big picture of mass extinction and survival! Life will out!
The illustration above appears in Lauren’s talk. I asked her for a description and she sent the following:
“The early fish fauna at Glencartholm, Scotland (340 million years ago) was dominated by diverse, tiny ray-finned fishes (relatives of today’s tuna and salmon) and sharks. They overwhelmed much larger relicts from the earlier Devonian “Age of Fishes”, such as our early relative, the lobe-finned predatory rhizodont in the center.”