If you see a specimen consider yourself among the
privileged few to have seen a 65 million year old living fossil! Paleontologists
believed that they had gone extinct with the dinosaurs until a specimen
(dead) was found in East London, South Africa in 1938. Since then many
have been photographed well and alive at a depth of 100m - 200m off the
coast of Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean. Fishermen recently caught
a different species of Coelacanth (pronounced Seal-A-Canth) off the coast
of Sulavesi, Indonesia.
. DiveSriLanka will pay
to anyone who finds a live or completely intact specimen found off the
coast of Sri Lanka. If found contact
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