Please read the below passage of scripture and pay special attention to the sequence of events:
Creatures of the sea>Creatures of the land>Humans
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. -Genesis 1:21-26
The evolution timeline follows a very similar sequence. The first multicellular organisms to form through evolution appeared in oceans. There is believed to have been 500 million years of fish and proto-amphibians.
After the formation of the ozone layer excursions onto land were made possible. Through evolution land creatures rapidly filled the earth.
After billions of years of the evolution of land creatures the human species evolved into what it is today.
I find it interesting that the sequence of evolution and the sequence of biblical creation hold many similarities. I am sure my comparison has holes (for instance where do birds fit in), but as a non-expert of evolution I am appreciating both the scientific views and religious writings of the history of this Earth.