Thursday, December 6, 2007


The Coelacanth is 400 million year old "living fossil" was thought to have gone extinct 60 million years ago until one was caught in 1938 30 kilometers SW of East London, South Africa. Then another specimen was identified in Comoros (an island nation in the Indian Ocean) in 1952. In 1997, a different, second species was spotted by a couple in a market in Indonesia, but this Coelacanth was brown not blue like the others. Coelacanths are closely related to lungfish and are said to possibly be a "missing link" of sorts, due to their "proto legs".

for more on the Coelacanth check these sites out

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