Fisherman catches ‘living fossil’
‘An extremely rare “living fossil” caught by a fisherman in Indonesia is being examined by scientists.
The 1.3m-long (4.3ft), 50kg (110lb) coelacanth is only the second ever to have been captured in Asia and has been described as a “significant find”.
An autopsy and genetic tests are now being carried out to determine more about the specimen. [..]
Scientists previously thought the fish group had died out about 70 million years ago, but were shocked when in 1938 they discovered that a specimen had been caught in a fishing net off the east coast of South Africa.’