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Coelacanth Quiz


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6. The coelacanth is a tasty delicacy much prized by fishermen in the Comoros Islands.

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The flesh of the coelacanth is extremely oily and can upset a person's stomach to the point of being a laxative. Though it was known locally long before it was discovered by the world of science in 1938, it's likely that the fish remained unrecognized in the world of science for so long because fishermen knew it to be inedible and threw it back into the sea.
Fisherman throwing coelacanth back into water


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