Coelacanth Sighting Near South Africa

The BBC reports that divers took film footage of several coelacanth in relatively shallow waters (104 meters) off the northeast coast of South Africa. That’s the shallowest water the coelacanth — once believed to be extinct for 70 million years — has been observed in, and the only siting of the fish in South Africa since the famous 1938 catch by a fisherman that revealed to the world that the species was in fact not extinct.

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