Monday, December 26, 2011

December 23 was Coelacanth Discovery Day

"Living fossil" found in 1938

Loren Coleman pointed out an anniversary I'd overlooked - that of the 1938 discover of the coelacanth. This fish, supposedly extinct for 60 million years, taught us a lot about evolution and survival.  It also taught us that a long gap in the fossil record is not proof of extinction, something cryptozoologists have been pointing out ever since.

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