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Fw: [NOVA] "Ancient Creature of the Deep"
One full hour of Coelacanths. It's a repeat, I believe.
Set yer VCR's/TiVos for Tues. night. Check local listings for exact
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Subject: [NOVA] "Ancient Creature of the Deep"
Next on NOVA: "Ancient Creature of the Deep"
Broadcast: October 25, 2005 (Repeat)
(NOVA airs Tuesdays on PBS at 8 p.m. Check your local listings as
dates and times may vary.)
The most famous "living fossil" is the coelacanth, a huge primitive
fish once thought to have died out with the dinosaurs. NOVA tells
the amazing story of its rediscovery in 1938, how live specimens
were captured on video, and how new colonies of the ancient fish
have recently been found, raising hopes for its continuing survival.
Here's what you'll find on the companion Web site:
Anatomy of the Coelacanth
This survivor from the age of dinosaurs has body parts found in
no other living creature.
Other Fish in the Sea
The coelacanth gets all the attention, but there are other
"fossil fish" just as fascinating.
Article and Quiz
Moment of Discovery
Relive the excitement of the coelacanth's discovery through
letters between the woman who found it and the expert she
Does this fish lay eggs? Find surprising answers to this and
other questions in this illustrated true-false quiz.
Also, Links & Books, the Teacher's Guide, the program transcript,