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Walker, Sally M.
New York : Carolrhoda Books, 2002.
IL 5-8, RL 5.9
ISBN 1575055368
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Calling all scientists! If you like exploring the deep, dark oceans in search of creatures who were alive at the time of the dinosaurs, then this is the book for you. Find out how J. L. B. Smith felt when he realized that the fish caught in a fisherman’s net in 1938 was really a Coelacanth, a fish believed to have been extinct for 70 million years. News of the discovery sparked the interest of fisherman and scientists who hoped to find the next specimen of the “living fossil”. For decades this fish has been hunted, but few have been found. Are there other species of the Coelacanth elsewhere in the world? What are the functions of their strange organs? How can we study them in their natural habitat and what does the future hold for them? Come discover the world of Coelacanths and learn about the amazing research into this fossil fish still alive today. Some excellent close-up photographs are included.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2004-2005)
SUBJECTS:     Coelacanth.
                        Living fossils.


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