Re: NANFA-- OT - Coelacanth

mcclurg luke e (
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 02:19:12 -0600 (CST)

I've had the opportunity to see the preserved specimen housed in the
Kansas University Collection at Lawrence, KS. It is truly an amazing


On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, Norman Edelen wrote:

> Hello All,
> I know that many of you have an interest in coelacanth, so I thought I
> would let you know that scuba divers have succeeded in video taping living
> coelacanth of the coast of South Africa (they haven't been recorded from
> their since the original 1939 specimen.). One diver apparently died in the
> attempt. It is fortunate that this new population is in an area already
> designated as a nature preserve where bottom fishing is banned.
> Norm

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