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Living Fossils: 10 Plants & Animals With Staying Power

For so-called "living fossils", the maxim "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" would seem to apply. Surviving relatively unchanged for tens, even hundreds of millions of years, these very special plants and animals have each managed to find a successful ecological niche and have stuck with it.
Debra Mikalauskas
Debra Mikalauskas • 2 years ago

Growing up to 11 feet long, the Goblin Shark sports a bizarre upper “snout” that acts as an electrical receptor to help it locate prey. It has extendable jaws lined with sharp teeth that pull any prey animals into its mouth.

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