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What's old is new: living fossils

Posted on Tuesday, 9 December, 2008 | Comment icon 6 comments


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"To navigate the currents of ecological fate, most creatures adapt - but a few have stuck to their evolutionary guns."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Dewlanna on 9 December, 2008, 12:46
Cool! Edited to add - that frog is friggin creepy looking!!
Comment icon #2 Posted by PhoenixBird88 on 9 December, 2008, 16:31
Beautiful and fascinating creatures! Lets hope they will be around for much longer!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Owl_Lady on 10 December, 2008, 5:01
Another forum on UM deals with dinosaurs and humans living together. The majority of that discussion stated that there are no dinosaurs alive today even alligators, birds, etc are not part of the ancient past of this earth because they do NOT resemble their ancient ancestors and are in no way linked, even biologically. Maybe they need a refresher course in biology.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Owl_Lady on 10 December, 2008, 5:11
The frilled shark: Scientists disagree over whether the frilled shark has survived for 380 milllion years, or a mere 95 million years. Only two living specimens have been found - both off the coast in Japan, in the late 19th century and again in 2007 - but they are sometimes caught accidentally by deep-sea fishing nets. View: Full Article | Source: Wired What "may" have been a Frilled Shark was caught off the SW coast of Japan in 1981/82. My husband was stationed at Hiroshima at the time and some of a group of Japanese biologists who were doing a regular check of the countryside for atomic res... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by PhoenixBird88 on 10 December, 2008, 14:36
What "may" have been a Frilled Shark was caught off the SW coast of Japan in 1981/82. My husband was stationed at Hiroshima at the time and some of a group of Japanese biologists who were doing a regular check of the countryside for atomic residue, were called to the coast to check the creature out. Evidentally the remains of the shark were so badly decomposed the ID could not be made correctly. There is a watch for the creature so that even some fisherman have tried to catch one. In the 1980's there was a reward for remains, and a larger reward for a living shark. Some Japanese divers have me... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by Owl_Lady on 11 December, 2008, 7:06
When you read the full article, they have a video of the shark if im not mistaken. My comp doesnt have sound, so I dont know what they are saying. I don't know if there was ever any video of the 81'-82' find. I don't think they would have been able to film much if there was only a carcus. My husband said that Shinto Priests consider the frilled-shark sacred and have a special prayer for the protection of endangered creatures.


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