West Indian Ocean Coelacanth, Latimeria chalumnae
A genuine living dinosaur the Coelacanth was thought to have gone extinct 400 million years ago and was only known in fossilized form until they were discovered in the deep ocean depths of the West Indian Ocean. Nick sought the advice of French Coelacanth expert Laurent Ballesta of Projet Gombessa for this illustration project as Laurent is one of the few divers one the globe who have actually plunged to the 400+ ft depths using mixed gases to observe and photograph these fascinating creatures. Notecard measures 4 1/2" x 5 1/2," includes an envelope, and comes in a clear plastic sleeve.
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