[PAST EVENT] The Story of the Coelacanth

February 27, 2021
10am - 11am
Online via Facebook
Access & Features
  • Open to the public
Coelacanth specimen from VIMS Nunnally Ichthyology Collection

The Coelacanth is a fish thought to have gone extinct more than 65 million years ago, until a living specimen was caught by commercial fishermen in 1938 in South Africa. In the 80 years since its discovery, scientists have learned a great deal about this living fossil. Join Dr. Eric Hilton, curator of the VIMS Nunnally Ichthyology Collection, as he tells the thrilling story of the Coelacanth, from its fossil record to its unlikely discovery, where it lives, what it eats, and why it is thought to be more closely related to four-legged land animals than to other fishes.

This event is hosted by the Seaford Yacht Club and will be through their Facebook on Facebook Live. Event is free and open to the public.


VIMS Outreach, [[v|programs]], 804-684-7061

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