øyvind hansen

øyvind hansen

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endangeredanimalblog:    The COELACANTH is referred to as a living fossil because it is the only remaining species of a group of fish species that died out millions of years ago. It is found in the deep coastal waters of eastern Africa, where rocky shores are battered by strong oceanic currents. A large fish, growing to a length of about 6 feet, and it moves along the rocky slopes with the help of fleshy pectoral fins. Populations  are thought to be critically low.

The Coelacanth is the most famous of all “living fossils” and deserves to be in this list, because it is the best example of a “Lazarus taxon”, this is, animals that were supposed to be long extinct and are unexpectedly found to be alive.

"The eerily beautiful Adelieledone polymorpha is one of 4 octopi discovered in Antarctica which have a cold resistant venom."

The eerily beautiful Adelieledone polymorpha is one of 4 octopi discovered in Antarctica which have a cold resistant venom. -And they look freakin awesome! (Not my caption but I agree with it)