Alice Johnson Stained Glass

Macolor Meets Coelacanth


26-1/8" wide x 11-5/8" high

The bright blue Coelacanth was called a "living fossil" when it was pulled from the deep sea near Madagascar in 1937; its closest relatives were fossils dating back 60,000 years. My model is in formaledhyde in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. Macolor, on the other hand, was published in 1754 by Louis Renard from a description of a fish found in the Moluccas. Are they kin? Could be -- a golden form of Coelacanth was found in those waters in the 1990's.

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