Fossil Fish Found Alive

Fossil Fish Found Alive

Discovering the Coelacanth

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Seventy million years ago, deep in the ocean, a bluish fish hovers in a cave. Like the dinosaurs, the fish's kind is about to become extinct. Or is it? Millions of years later, a bizarre blue fish is caught near East London, South Africa. To the museum curator who first studies it, it looks like an ancient fossil fish. But it can't be. The fossil fishes have all been extinct for eons... So begins the story of the coelacanth, a fish that survived the wave of extinction that killed the dinosaurs. From underwater quests for hidden populations to the dissection of the coelacanth's unique organs, this gripping scientific drama brings to life the thrill of discovery.



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& Taylor

Describes the 1938 discovery of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be extinct, and subsequent research about it.
From underwater quests for hidden populations to the dissection of the coelacanth's unique organs, a gripping scientific drama brings to life the thrill of the 1938 discovery of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be extinct. Jr Lib Guild.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Carolrhoda Books, c2002
ISBN: 9781575055367
1575055368
Branch Call Number: J 597.39 WAL
Characteristics: 72 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ;,24 x 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Westlund, Laura - Illustrator

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Scientists agreed that coelacanths died out when dinosaurs did—but then what is the strange fish that the captain of a fishing trawler has just brought to the East London Museum?

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