Latimeria chalumnae, more commonly known as the coelacanth (SEE-lee-uh-kanth), was thought to be extinct until a biologist identified one off the coast of South Africa in 1939.
Painting by William Bond, National Geographic
scientist who studies living organisms.
underground chamber that opens to the surface. Cave entrances can be on land or in water.
edge of land along the sea or other large body of water.
person who designs, assembles, and manages an exhibit at a museum or other cultural center.
no longer existing.
environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.
to set one thing or organism apart from others.
large body of salt water that covers most of the Earth.
person who studies the ocean.
a ridge of rocks, coral, or sand rising from the ocean floor all the way to or near the ocean's surface.
having to do with volcanoes.