Coelacanth, Shelf Life Episode 3, American Museum of Natural History Video Animals Biology Videos 

Fishing for Facts: Studying the Rare Coelacanth

Meet the Coelacanth Coelacanths (see-la-kanths) are large, ancient fish with arm-like fins and armor-like scales. They can be found in the fossil record through the time of the dinosaurs, but disappear about 70 million years ago. Everyone thought the creature was extinct. Then, in 1938, the coelacanth splashed into the modern world when one was caught in a fishing net off the coast of South Africa. The prehistoric specimen pulled from the fishing net was discovered by Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the curator of the East London Museum, located in South Africa.…

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Shelf Life Episode 2: Turtles and Taxonomy Animals Biology Videos 

Shelf Life, Episode 2: Turtles and Taxonomy

About Turtles and Taxonomy Don’t have time to visit the American Museum of Natural History? We’ve got your back! EH Science invites you to take a virtual trip behind the scenes of New York’s famous museum. In this, the second episode of Shelf Life, the museum’s new original video series, you can walk in the shoes of a research scientist and explore the enormous collection of specimens, many of which are not on public display. Enjoy Turtles and Taxonomy! Shelf Life is a collection for curious minds—opening doors, pulling out…

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