Fri, 18 June 2021
The Coelacanth is a fish that continues to surprise the scientific community. Originally thought to be extinct, the living fossil was "rediscovered" after being caught in 1938 off the coast of Africa.
The surprises continue today after scientists found out that Coelacanths don't live until 20 as originally thought. They live up to 100 years.
Listen to the episode to find out how the new lifespan and how the conservation of this species has changed.
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Tue, 16 July 2019
Dr. Luiz Rocha found a new species of fairy wrasse, a fish species, in a remote area off of the coast of Madagascar. He asked his colleague YI-Kai Tea to confirm it was a new species to which he did and he named it after Black Panther. The full Latin name of the fish is Cirrhlabrus wakanda.
The name was meant to be a reference to a pop culture movie because Tea wanted people to identify with the fish in order to conserve it. Conservation of new species is a little tricky. I describe why in the episode. Take a listen.
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Category:Fish -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT