13 Sep. 2003
- PHOTO TAKEN 13SEP03 - Boys play with a freshly caught fish at the coastal village of Salimani in the Indian Ocean Comoros islands, September 13, 2003. Fishing provides an income for many of the villagers inhabiting settlements dotted along the coast of the volcanic archipelago, where men set out at night in dugout canoes to seek their catch. The Comoros waters are home to the coelacanthe, a living "fossil fish" dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. Environmentalists encourage local fisherman to avoid landing the coelacanthes, hoping to create a marine park to conserve the rare species, for which Comoros provides a key breeding ground.