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Animated Life: The Living Fossil Fish

In 1938, South African museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer came across a strange blue fin poking out of a pile of fish. With its fleshy, lobed fins and its tough armored scales, the coelacanth did not look like any other fish that exists today. The coelacanth belongs to a lineage that has remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of millions of years—earning it the description of a "living fossil".

Production Company:
Flora Lichtman & Sharon Shattuck, Sweet Fern Productions
Country:
United States
Running Time:
7 mins
Categories Nominated:
Short Award
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