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100-Million-Year-Old Fossil From Texas Is New Fish Species
2012-10-25 12:45:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 100-million year old pieces of tiny fossil skull found in Fort Worth, Texas, have been identified as a new species of coelacanth fish, according to paleontologist John F. Graf of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas. At 400 million years, the coelacanth has one of the longest lineages of any animal. The coelacanth is the most closely related fish to vertebrates, including humans. The findings of this discovery were published...

Rebel Coelacanth Discovery Forces Rethink On Their Evolution
2012-05-03 09:21:49

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, reports Jennifer Viegas for Discovery News. The coelacanth (pronounced SEE-la-kanth) is a primitive, slow-moving fish that is often referred to as a living fossil because it has existed largely unchanged for more than 300 million years. But the new discovery, dubbed Rebellatrix,...

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2009-11-17 13:33:02

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, AFP reported. The researchers said that the creature was found on October 6 at a depth of 528 feet in Manado Bay off Sulawesi Island, where the Indonesian coelacanth was first discovered. The 12.6-inch coelacanth, which is colored blue with white spots, was videotaped swimming slowly among rocks...

2007-07-17 12:02:47

Text of report entitled "Zanzibar fishermen land ancient fish" published by Tanzanian newspaper The Guardian website on 17 July Fishermen in Zanzibar have caught a coelacanth, an ancient fish once thought to have become extinct when it disappeared from fossil records 80 million years ago, an official said over the weekend. Researcher Nariman Jidawi of Zanzibar's Institute of Marine Science said the fish was caught off the tropical island's northern tip. "The fishermen informed us they...

2007-05-21 12:00:23

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. The fish died 17 hours later, an extraordinary survival time, marine biologist Lucky Lumingas said Sunday. "The fish should have died within two hours because this species only lives in deep, cold-sea environment," he said. The coelacanth was believed to have been extinct for 65...


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Ichthyology
2013-10-02 13:31:45

Ichthyology is the study of fish that focuses on many types of fish including cartilaginous fish, jawless fish, and skeletal fish. This branch of zoology can be associated with marine biology and fisheries science, as well as other areas of study. Ichthyologists, those who practice ichthyology, have discovered more than 32,200 species of fish, and it is thought that they discover 250 new species each year. Humans first began to study fish during the Upper Paleolithic Revolution, when humans...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.