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“Shelf Life” is the American Museum of Natural History’s new series of exploratory, fun science videos, offering us a glimpse of the rare items and specimens they’ve got tucked away in their collection. This month, Ichthyology Curator Melanie L. J. Stiassny tells us how a species once thought to be extinct suddenly resurfaced, and shows us what kind of data they’re able to extract from the limited number of samples that come their way. Also, she’s right—they are pretty cute.

This is the third episode in the “Shelf Life” series, and there are a lot more to come! Here are the other two from earlier months that you might have missed:

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