An interesting discovery, although there are quite a few examples of this happening out there. The Coelacanth comes to mind right off the bat.
Scientists had been studying the fossils for years, turns out fisherman had been catching them all along off the coast of Madagascar.
Also, the rediscovery of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker in Arkansas.
|Quoting AvObserver (Reply 1):|
The Yeti or Sasquatch, Nessie in the Loch and the Kraken can't entirely be ruled out JUST yet.
I'm a biologist by day and rediscoveries like the rat squirrel emphasize why it is so important to keep an open mind and not dismiss sightings and reports of the existence of such things out of hand. Many scientists won't even evaluate the evidence for fear of being blacklisted by their peers. Not truly scientific if you ask me.
|Quoting SkySurfer (Reply 2):|
I'd love to see a thylacine....in fact i'd pay good money to see one if there was one proven to exist for sure.
The thylacine is another heartbreaking story, to me it is very similar to the Ivory Bill in that human pressures caused populations to reach such dangerously sparse levels that the species couldn't persist. Maybe you can take some hope from the recent rediscovery of this bird. It seems that people that report seeing the thylacine are immediately labelled as naive and wrong, just like people who have been claiming to see Ivory Bills since the species was declared extinct by the experts. I am also keeping my fingers crossed that one day I will read a story that the thylacine has been found in some remote corner of Tasmania.
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