Coelacanth

Author: Valerie J. Weber
Publisher: Gareth Stevens
ISBN: 9780836845617
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of the coelacanth.

Living Fossil The Story of the Coelacanth

Author: Keith Stewart Thomson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393245357
Format: PDF, ePub
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"An engrossing tale of obsession, adventure and scientific reasoning." —Betty Ann Kevles, Los Angeles Times In the winter of 1938, a fishing boat by chance dragged from the Indian Ocean a fish thought extinct for 70 million years. It was a coelacanth, which thrived concurrently with dinosaurs and pterodactyls—an animal of major importance to those who study the history of vertebrate life. Living Fossil describes the life and habitat of the coelcanth and what scientists have learned about it during fifty years of research. It is an exciting and very human story, filled with ambitious and brilliant people, that reveals much about the practice of modern science.

History of the Coelacanth Fishes

Author: Peter Forey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412784804
Format: PDF
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This book evaluates the reputation of the coelacanth, presenting up-to-date accounts of the structure of fossil coelacanths, and suggests a family history to show that there have been subtle but significant changes in coelacanth history.

A Fish Caught in Time

Author: Samantha Weinberg
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060932856
Format: PDF, ePub
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The coelacanth (see-lo-canth) is no ordinary fish. Five feet long, with luminescent eyes and limb like fins, this bizarre creature, presumed to be extinct, was discovered in 1938 by an amateur icthyologist who recognized it from fossils dating back 400 million years. The discovery was immediately dubbed the "greatest scientific find of the century," but the excitement that ensued was even more incredible. This is the entrancing story of that most rare and precious fish -- our own great-uncle forty million times removed.

Mystery Fish

Author: Sally M. Walker
Publisher: Lerner Books [UK]
ISBN: 1580133452
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The author tells the story of the discovery of and attempt to study the Coelacanth, a fish thought to have become extinct at the same time as the dinosaurs.

The Amazing Coelacanth

Author: Mike Bruton
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1775845036
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This colourful illustrated children’s book is aimed at ages 9-14. It recounts the discovery of the first coelacanth in modern times – a fish that had been thought to be extinct for many millions of years, and was known only from its fossil record. In 1939, a specimen was hauled ashore in a fishing net off the South African coast near East London, and its identification as a coelacanth made world news. Chemistry professor JLB Smith identifed the fish and dedicated the rest of his life to searching for live specimens and researching the science surrounding this evolutionary phenomenon. This book, by ichthyologist Mike Bruton, uncovers: the mystery of the coelacanth and the thrilling story of its discovery, its strange appearance and lifestyle, what makes it so special, how it evolved – and what this has to do with human evolution, how and what it eats, and who eats it. These and many other details provide insight into this amazing fish and its marine companions.

The Coelacanth

Author: Mary J. Nickum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998085807
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The primitive-looking coelacanth (pronounced SEEL-uh-kanth) was thought to have gone extinct with the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But its discovery in 1938 by a South African museum curator on a local fishing trawler fascinated the world and ignited a debate about how this bizarre lobe-finned fish fits into the evolution of land animals. There are only two known species of coelacanths: one that lives near the Comoros Islands off the east coast of Africa, and one found in the waters of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Many scientists believe that the unique characteristics of the coelacanth represent an early step in the evolution of fish to terrestrial four-legged animals like amphibians."--Back cover.

Fossil Fish Found Alive

Author: Sally M. Walker
Publisher: Carolrhoda Photo Books (Hardco
ISBN:
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From underwater quests for hidden populations to the dissection of the coelacanth's unique organs, a gripping scientific drama brings to life the thrill of the 1938 discovery of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be extinct. Jr Lib Guild.