A Fish Story

1980s

A Fish Story

Era: 

  • 1982 - 2000
  • a coelacanth is autopsied in the Ichthyology lab

    The Icthyology Department unwraps the coelacanth

The ROM moved quickly when it was given a frozen coelacanth that had been caught live in April 1987. It was displayed in a glass-topped freezer. Once this species was thought to be extinct. Nowadays, you can watch a video of swimming fish in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity.

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