First they find a living coelacanth, thought to have become extinct in the Cretaceous.
Then they find dawn redwood, growing in a grove in China.
Now Kenneth Mertens has found living cysts of a dinoflagellate thought to have become extinct in the early Pleistocene. This species, a remnant of the warmer Pliocene oceans, found refuge in the Indo-Pacific warm pool.
I’m still holding out for a trilobite, but I’ll settle for an ammonite. Even a small one.