Known as the living fossil, the coelacanth was thought to be extinct for many thousands of years.
Then amazingly, one appeared alive.
The ancestors of this fish date to the dinosaur era several million years ago and it was thought that all that we would ever see of it were fossils, which appeared many years ago.
In 1938, the fish appeared magically alive, as if it were always part of the ecology, which in truth it has been apparently.
Completely unique in his place in the undersea kingdom this fish has stimulated imagination with what we don’t know about him.
He predates the dinosaurs by a few million years and was thought to be gone over 30 million years ago.
Yet with his “proto legs” here he is. In search of the coelacanth several people have died
In November of 2000 Jerome Hamlin became one of the very first non scientific persons to ever witness the coelacanth swimming in their place of residence.
On site in his pages is a first hand tale of his dive in Jago Jago to view the coelacanth in a cave near the Comoro Islands.
For more information on the coelacanth visit: Dino Fish.com and read his remarkable story.
Yet another amazing discovery means another tragedy. The Coelacanth is indeed an amazing discovery.
After looking into the provided website, DinoFish.com.
I’ve been informed that people in the Southern African coast catch them for scientist to examine which is.. a very, very, very bad thing to do. A recent catch included a small Coelacanth and a Mature Female which was unfortunately pregnant. It had 23 fully developed pups, which could have added a rise in the population if they were given birth to before the unfortunate incident.
Well, I hope these so-called Coelacanth Rescuers do what they are assigned to do. I’ve been interested in this fish since the time I was reading Dinosaur books when I was a kid until now. So I pray that their existence will mean something to them, they’ve come a long way, veery long way. 40 million years of waiting to be discovered below the ocean floor ain’t an easy shit to do, LOL.
Enough blabbering for me, I have some homework to finish.