National Geographic : 1989 Jan
NAINLEGAH AAIE O i A : i: , ::: i: were last available for study in the Coelacanths were thought to have UNITED STATES been extinct for 60 million years until >. village cultivat to gather think this they'd go entire tribe some kind found ther plete stone of colored they A" ina Th techn Ac oro Is United States underwent seven hours dilute the bees genetically, by flooding - -. "- I'" -'" "" .' 7 of three-dimensional computerized X- the zones with gentler European bees Anchorage Effort Fails ray scanning and 13 hours of magnetic and having them interbreed, is failing resonance imaging. The lengthy tests because officials cannot obtain enough nchorage, Alaska, has failed inits were designed to provide detailed data bees for the job. bid to host the 1994Winter Olym on the fish's tissues. Scientists will also "The plan probably won't help any- pic Games (GEOGRAPHIC, March study the genetic and biochemical way," says Dr. Orley Taylor of the 1988). The International Olympic makeup of the now dissected fish, a University of Kansas. A recent study of Committee chose instead the small young female. Dr. Jack Musick of the genetic material collected from Afri- Norwegian city of Lillehammer as the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, canized bees shows they have not been site of the first Winter Olympics to be who led the team, says such tests were changed by three decades of contact held in a different year from the Sum not feasible when coelacanth tissues with European bees. mer Games.