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Ancient Creature of the Deep

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Anatomy of the Coelacanth
Click on various parts of a coelacanth, including its hinged skull and limb-like fins, to see what makes this fish stand out from all others. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Other Fish in the Sea
Learn about eight other "living fossil" fishes, including the lungfish, hagfish, lamprey, sturgeon, and gar. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Moment of Discovery
Read letters exchanged between museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer and fish expert J.L.B. Smith in the first weeks following Courtenay-Latimer's chance discovery of the coelacanth in 1938. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Coelacanth Quiz
Test your knowledge of the coelacanth in this 10-question true-or-false quiz. (Grades 9-12)

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Program Transcript
Complete narration for the TV program.

Teacher's Guide
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