Coelacanth Facts, Pictures & Information: Discover An Amazing Prehistoric Fish (That’s Still Alive Today!)

coelacanth facts

Coelacanth facts, pictures and in-depth information.

Coelacanths are sometimes known as ‘living fossils’; animals that have changed little over millions of years. These ancient fish are more closely related to four-limbed vertebrates (including humans) than they are to many fishes.

For many years coelacanths were only known from fossils – it was thought that they had become extinct around 70 million years ago.

Incredibly, a living coelacanth was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938 – in effect, bringing the coelacanths ‘back from the dead’. Since then, numerous other coelacanths have been caught and today two living species are recognized. One of these – the West Indian coelacanth – is rated ‘Critically Endangered’; it is thought that fewer than 500 survive.

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Basking Shark Facts: Discover The World’s Second-Largest Fish Species. Info, Pictures & Video

Basking Shark

Basking shark facts, pictures and information. The basking shark is the second largest fish alive today. Although sharks have a (well-deserved) reputation as being the ultimate ocean predators, not all sharks are meat eaters. If you ever find yourself face to face with a basking shark, don’t worry; it’s more interested in eating plankton than it is in eating you!

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Giant Oceanic Manta Ray Facts, Pictures, Information & Video. Discover The World’s Largest Ray!

giant oceanic manta ray facts

Giant oceanic manta ray facts, pictures, video and in-depth information. Looking like a bizarre alien spaceship as it swims through the water, the giant oceanic manta ray is the world’s largest ray. This huge fish can reach weights of over 1 tonne! Let’s discover more about this amazing species …

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Tiger Shark Facts For Kids

Tiger Shark Facts For Kids

Tiger Shark facts for kids (and adults), with pictures, information and video.

Tiger Shark Facts

The Tiger Shark is one of the most feared ocean predators. With explosive speed, powerful jaws, and excellent eyesight, the Tiger Shark’s bad reputation is well-deserved. Some people consider it to be even more dangerous than the Great White Shark! It certainly looks the part, with its menacing tiger-like stripes. Let’s find out more about this underwater hunting machine …

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