MNHN coelacanths expedition in Sodwana Bay, South Africa

I’ve been involved, as a specialist in trace and degraded DNA, in an international project about the biology of the coelacanth led by my colleague paleontologist Gael Clement from the French Museum of Natural History (MNHN, Paris). This interdisciplinary projects embrasses a wide-scope ecological survey (with variou telemetry tools), the analysis of the functional anatomy…