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Coelacanth threatened by fishing fleets

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Image credit: Todd Huffman
Image credit: Todd Huffman
After surviving for millions of years, the coelacanth is threatened by commercial fishing fleets. It is not every day that you come face to face with a dinosaur dating back 400 million years, but for the fishermen in Kigombe on Tanzania's northern coast it has become almost routine.

In the middle of Kigombe, a village of simple huts on this breathtaking edge of the Indian Ocean, a young fisherman stood proudly before a large green plastic container.

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NO! Why do people do this? Why catch these wonderful fish? We MUST save this prehistoric fish! Long live Coelacanth!

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NO! Why do people do this? Why catch these wonderful fish? We MUST save this prehistoric fish! Long live Coelacanth!

It's their living... :hmm: I do agree we should do more to save the fish.

I do wonder how scientists esimate the number of fish per species in that area though.

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This fish should be preserved for scientific study. But of course, uneducated villagers wouldn't know about that.

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