A delightful cartoon about the “living fossil” fish, the coelacanth


Known as a “living fossil,” the coelacanth is an order of fish thought to have been extinct for 65 million years until one was caught in 1938 in a fisherman’s net off the coast of South Africa and identified by museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer. This wonderful paper animation tells the story of the curious creature and its rediscovery.


(hhmi BioInteractive via The Kid Should See This)

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David Pescovitz

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