NANFA-- FW: [NHCOLL-L:1044] Coelacanth

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Wed, 16 May 2001 09:48:26 -0500

This came from the Natural History Collections List. Thought that it might
be of interest to some.

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
"El muerto a la sepultura, el vivo a la travesura"
"The dead to burial, the living to mischief"

<Sorry not really a collection thing but for all you fish people and anyone
<else interested there is live footage of the first coelacanth ever seen by
<divers up on the web. The coelacanth was filmed by divers off the South
<African coast this week and is available for viewing (with a nominal $10
<which goes towards the research) at The footage is
<taken at 105m depth and the visibility was 50 metres. Well worth a view
<Andy Bentley
<Ichthyology Collection Manager
<University of Kansas
<Natural History Museum
<Dyche Hall
<1345 Jayhawk Boulevard
<Lawrence, KS, 66045-7561

Tel: (785) 864-3863
Fax: (785) 864-5335

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