Monday, January 28, 2008
an informative link from marinebio.org, which includes a dramatic b/w picture. i enjoy the coelacanth with its weird fleshy fins and its lobed tail. i like its relation to lungfish, and other fish that may have first walked up on land millions of years ago. a dramatic midnight blue or purple creature, with individual patterns of white flecks. i like that it's a "bony fish" - meaning excessive, splinter-like bones everywhere.
just so you know, cafepress sells coelacanth stickers. obviously i have one. i wish it were more scratchproof, though it certainly is water-resistant.
for more weirdness, look up "repenomamus" on wikipedia. mammalian carnivore of the cretaceous!
Posted by Lindsey at 5:16 AM