A trip to Brookfield Zoo in Chicago yesterday has inspired me to
write a bit about my selected species, Latimeria chalumnae, also known as the Coelacanth.
Although not as pretty to look at as some of the other endangered species posted on here, the Coelacanth has a rich and exciting history. The first living specimen was discovered in 1938, and up until that time they were thought to have gone extinct about 65 million years ago with the dinosaurs. It is highly debated, but many researchers believe the Coelacanth to be the closest living link between fish and land-walking creatures.
Still no idea what style of song I'm going to go for here, but there is a lot of songwriting potential in this animal, for sure...