Latest Coelacanth Stories
No, we're not talking about Sasquatch or Moth Man or the Yeti: This is the study of real "hidden animals".
The genome of the coelacanth, a creature with an evolutionary history that is both enigmatic and illuminating, has been decoded by the Genome Center of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and analyzed by an international team of researchers.
100-million year old pieces of tiny fossil skull found in Fort Worth, Texas, have been identified as a new species of coelacanth fish...
Canadian researchers have discovered a new species of Triassic coelacanth, a fish presumed extinct until a population was found off the coast of Africa in the 1930s, while digging through a trove of museum fossils.
Coelacanths, an ancient group of fishes once thought to be long extinct, made headlines in 1938 when one of their modern relatives was caught off the coast of South Africa.
A team of marine researchers from Japan reported on Tuesday they had found and successfully filmed a young coelacanth -- a rare type of fish known as "a living fossil" -- in deep water off Indonesia.
Japanese researchers say they've used CT scans to see the eggs inside a coelacanth, a prehistoric fish that was once considered extinct. The Tokyo Institute of Technology said the ancient species is of great interest because it is thought to represent an early step in the evolution of fish to amphibians, Kyodo News Service reported Friday.
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian fisherman hooked a rare coelacanth, a species once thought extinct, and briefly kept it alive in a pool. Justinus Lahama caught the 110-pound fish early Saturday.
Fossil' fish coelacanth, first dragged up along the coast of South Africa in 1938, having been considered extinct for 65 million years.
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.