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The coelacanth is the oldest living fish known to date. They have often been called the "living fossil." Fossil records show that the coelacanth has existed on earth for millions of years. At one point they were believed to be extinct. The first live fish was discovered in 1938 off the east coast of South Africa. Since then, the coelacanth has also been caught off the coast of Tanzania. A second species of coelacanth was discovered off the coast of Indonesia in 1997. They are a deep water fish, and so are very rarely seen. Play the following videos to learn more about the coelacanth.

 
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