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Fisherman catches 'living fossil'


Posted on Thursday, 2 August, 2007 | Comment icon 12 comments | News tip by: Waspie Dwarf


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"An extremely rare "living fossil" caught by a fisherman in Indonesia is being examined by scientists."

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Comment icon #3 Posted by Rocket88 on 2 August, 2007, 20:55
Are they gonna put a headline out every single time someone catches one? Geez, they still exist, we get it. If anything they need to stop catching them. Throw them back. Yeah. The next headline will read: Coelacanths Extinct.....Again!
Comment icon #4 Posted by XSAS on 2 August, 2007, 23:21
Well they won't exist for long if they keep dragging them out to carry autopsy's and genetic tests on...
Comment icon #5 Posted by stygeanhue on 3 August, 2007, 3:17
why is it, do you think , that they went undetected for so long before they were "rediscovered" so to speak?
Comment icon #6 Posted by exeller on 3 August, 2007, 5:00
I think that thing could eat the guys touching it
Comment icon #7 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 3 August, 2007, 12:40
Well they won't exist for long if they keep dragging them out to carry autopsy's and genetic tests on... Haha, well, to historical knowledge, only two were discovered. I'm sure possibly more were found but dismissed or not reported. Depsite that, I would think there's a rather large population for the species to survive this long, especially the gap between both discoveries. I imagine they live deep enough where no human can go. Same theory has been thrown around with the Megalodon too. They might still exist, but too deep in the waters to find them.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Since804 on 3 August, 2007, 16:13
Yeah. The next headline will read: Coelacanths Extinct.....Again! LOL. EXACTLY. I'm quite sure this is the 4th or 5th headline I've read about the fish and none were the same story
Comment icon #9 Posted by InsanePunk22 on 5 October, 2007, 17:21
Interesting? but if they keep catching them there not gonna exist. i agree. throw it backk.
Comment icon #10 Posted by InsanePunk22 on 5 October, 2007, 17:22
and.... theres probably lots and lots of them.. repopulating possibly.
Comment icon #11 Posted by SolarPlexus on 7 October, 2007, 5:01
JUST MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT ELSE COULD BE OUT THERE !!!! Yup.
Comment icon #12 Posted by veliska27 on 7 October, 2007, 15:31
Are they gonna put a headline out every single time someone catches one? Geez, they still exist, we get it. If anything they need to stop catching them. Throw them back. That's what I was thinking. Leave the fish alone or it won't populate! lol...I guess that they want to keep it rare. Plus I thought a fossil was a piece of rock or hard soil that has an imprint of a dead animal on it. Hmmm


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