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The Latest Pisces of an Evolutionary Puzzle

A fascinating fish that time hasn't forgotten

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9:27am, May 2, 2001

When Pieter C.R. Venter slipped beneath the waves off the northeastern coast of South Africa last October, he didn't expect to find biological gold. Venter, a patent attorney on vacation from Pretoria, was taking the final dive in a series leading to his deep-water scuba certification.

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