Re: NANFA-L-- Last Night's Nova

Mysteryman (bestfish at
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:07:35 -0700

ichthos at wrote:

>Marjorie Courtenay Latimer discovered the coelacanth.
>JLB Smith named it Latimeria after the young museum curatrix.
>Chris Scharpf
Fine, if you want to get technical, Smith described it, Latimer
recognized it as something noteworthy that Smith should investigate, and
some unknown Comoran fishermen discovered it.
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