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Animated Life: The Living Fossil Fish #MakerEducation

Learn more about this fascinating story through HHMI BioInteractive Video’s wonderful animated video.

This animated short film tells the engaging tale of the discovery of the coelacanth.

In 1938, South African museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer came across a strange blue fin poking out of a pile of fish. With its fleshy, lobed fins and its tough armored scales, the coelacanth did not look like any other fish that exists today. The coelacanth belongs to a lineage that has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of millions of years—earning it the description of a “living fossil.”

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