Ancient Fish Fossil

Coelacanths once swam in seas off the ancient coast of North America, long before BC was built. The peculiar fins of this primitive fish suggest a relationship to tetrapods, early creatures which found their way onto land. The fins probably helped the coelacanth hover in deep water, then lunge and snatch its prey. This fossil was found in Wapiti Lake Provincial Park near Tumbler Ridge.  Watch this video to learn more about the coelacanth and see the “living fossil”.