Frilled sharks have been around for 80 million years, but they are very rarely seen. So it was quite the event when one of these "living fossils" was snared in an Australian fishing net last week.
Coined by Charles Darwin, the term "living fossils" is used to describe living creatures that have stood the test of time — hardy and resilient organisms that have remained largely unchanged for millions of years. Here are some of of the most incredible examples of nature not fixing what ain't broke.
The filthy water feature is a mainstay of many a campus, be it shopping cart filled river, a grimy fountain, or the moat around Evil University. While we all expect some sort of shoggoth to stumble out one day, it turns out that these bodies of water could be incredibly beneficial to science. Researchers at the…