Tracking the Baby Coelacanth


The Pink Flamingo has been fascinated by coelacanths since I read a book about them in elementary school.  The other day a baby coelacanth was filed swimming by Aquamarine Fukushima.


“...The Japan Times and other news outlets are reporting on November 18, 2009, that a team from an aquarium in Iwaki, Japan has successfully, in a world first, photographed juvenile coelacanths (example above), a fish regarded as a living fossil, off Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island.

Aquamarine Fukushima reports that the small newborns were found Oct. 6, 2009, at a depth of 161 meters in Manado Bay off North Sulawesi Province. This is near where the Indonesian coelacanth was first discovered in a fish market in 1997, and then off-shore in 1998…”

H/T Cryptomundo