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Coelacanth : The King of the Sea

The coelacanth(s) (Latimeria chalumnae and Latimeria menadoensis – yes, there are two different kinds of them) must be amongst the most famous fish in the entire world. And rightly so, since their discovery was one of the most astounding zoological moments of the 20th century.

But they’re not just famous. They’re also a bit misunderstood, and bit mysterious. They are not really living fossils, or missing links. They are fish that give birth to live young, hunt by doing a headstand and carry in their bodies a blueprint that in some ways connects them more closely to you and me than to all the other fish in the oceans …

Welcome to the world of the King of the Sea …

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Hit the View Post button for film of the awesomely cool coelacanth (really quite soothing to watch, I promise!), and links to much more info on this legendary fish …