Hunt is on for the last of the `fossil' fish

Armstrong, Sue
May 1991
New Scientist;5/25/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1770, p13
Details the work of Hans Fricke and his search for the elusive `fossil' fish which began last week. Fricke's earlier filming of the coelacanth in its natural environment; Fishermen in the Comoro Islands and the coelacanth; Possible recommendation for special conservation measures for the fish; More.


Related Articles

  • Living fossil in peril.  // National Geographic;Mar96, Vol. 189 Issue 3, p148 

    Focuses on marine biologist Hans Fricke's call for the World Bank to help protect coelacanths. Funds for fish-attracting devices that will lure commercial species to shallow water.

  • Sequence and organization of coelacanth neurohypophysial hormone genes: evolutionary history of the vertebrate neurohypophysial hormone gene locus. Pai-Chung Gwee; Amemiya, Chris T.; Brenner, Sydney; Venkatesh, Byrappa // BMC Evolutionary Biology;2008, Vol. 8, Special section p1 

    Background: The mammalian neurohypophysial hormones, vasopressin and oxytocin are involved in osmoregulation and uterine smooth muscle contraction respectively. All jawed vertebrates contain at least one homolog each of vasopressin and oxytocin whereas jawless vertebrates contain a single...

  • Interspecies Insertion Polymorphism Analysis Reveals Recent Activity of Transposable Elements in Extant Coelacanths. Naville, Magali; Chalopin, Domitille; Volff, Jean-Nicolas // PLoS ONE;Dec2014, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p1 

    Coelacanths are lobe-finned fish represented by two extant species, Latimeria chalumnae in South Africa and Comoros and L. menadoensis in Indonesia. Due to their intermediate phylogenetic position between ray-finned fish and tetrapods in the vertebrate lineage, they are of great interest from an...

  • Ancient Swimmers. Butler, Carolyn // National Geographic;Mar2011, Vol. 219 Issue 3, p86 

    The article reports on diving expeditions which were made by a diving expedition team in January and February of 2010 in Sodwana Bay, South Africa in an effort to investigate and photograph a fish called the coelacanth which was believed to have become extinct and which was rediscovered in 1938....

  • Coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae) resting traces in a cave floor, Chaka Canyon, South Africa. Uken, R.; Green, A. N. // South African Journal of Science;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 102 Issue 9/10, p474 

    Recent discoveries of coelacanths in Sodwana Bay, South Africa, suggest that a significant coelacanth population exists along the southeastern African coast outside the volcanic islands of the Comoros. The large area of possible distribution makes the search for further coelacanths a daunting...

  • First Latimeria.  // New Yorker;4/21/1962, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p34 

    The article presents information on Latimeria chalumnae, also known as coelacanth, that was delivered and housed at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. It provides information on the etymology of coelacanth's scientific name. It explains the reason for the biological interest on the...

  • Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth (Book).  // School Library Journal;Oct2003 Curriculum Connections, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p48 

    Reviews the book "Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth," by Sally M. Walker.

  • Fossil Fish Found Alive (Book). Sutherland, Kim // Book Report;Sep/Oct2002, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p76 

    Reviews the book 'Fossil Fish Found Alive: Discovering the Coelacanth,' by Sally M. Walker.

  • Giant fossil coelacanths of the Late Cretaceous in the eastern United States. Schwimmer, David R.; Stewart, J.D. // Geology;Jun94, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p503 

    Presents the giant fossil coelacanth fish from the Upper Cretaceous strata in Alabama and Georgia. Fossil record of coelacanths; Acquisition of characters through time.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics