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

100-million year old pieces of tiny fossil skull found in Fort Worth, Texas, have been identified as a new species of coelacanth fish...

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.

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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.

2007-07-17 12:02:47

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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.


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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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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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