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Unboxing a Prehistoric Fish

The coelacanth is a species of fish that has been around for more than 400 million years. These mammoth creatures can grow more than 2 meters (6 feet 6 inches) long and weigh up to 200 pounds. In the video above, we visited the Wet Specimen Collection of Chicago's Field Museum to see how a coelacanth is stored and unpacked. 

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