Book Discussion on Fossil Fish Found Alive

Ms. Walker discussed her book for young adults Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth, published by Carolrhoda… read more

Ms. Walker discussed her book for young adults Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth, published by Carolrhoda Books. Based on information from published sources and private interviews with research scientists, the book describes the rediscovery of the coelacanth, a fish previously believed to be extinct for 70 million years. Ms. Walker’s account covers the coelacanth’s appearance in 1938 in a fisherman’s net, to specimens found within the last five years that have extended its range from Africa to Indonesia. Ms. Walker outlines research findings on what is known about coelacanth behavior and anatomy. The information is supported by color photographs and diagrams of the coelacanth. A question and answer period followed Ms. Walker’s presentation. close

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Book Discussion on Fossil Fish Found Alive

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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Sep 21, 2002

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  • Sep 21, 2002 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 21, 2002 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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