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Adipose Fins Evolve Repeatedly In Teleost Fishes
2014-03-05 10:33:13

University of Chicago Though present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function and is thought to be vestigial. However, a new study analyzing their origins finds that these fins arose repeatedly and independently in multiple species. In addition, adipose fins appear to have repeatedly and independently evolved a skeleton, offering a glimpse into how new tissue types and structural...

2013-07-30 08:25:14

AUGUSTA, Maine, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The removal of the Veazie Dam this week highlights a big event in the improvement of fish passage in Maine, but there also are incremental, but essential improvements being made across the state - culvert by culvert, bridge by bridge. A broad coalition of landowners, state agencies and organizations has come together and is strongly motivated to enhance fisheries and improve Maine's network of forest roads. (Photo:...

The Land Invasion Race: The Evolution Of Fins To Limbs
2013-07-07 19:51:23

Society for Experimental Biology Why did animals with limbs win the race to invade land over those with fins? A new study comparing the forces acting on fins of mudskipper fish and on the forelimbs of tiger salamanders can now be used to analyze early fossils that spanned the water-to-land transition in tetrapod evolution, and further understand their capability to move on land. Research conducted by Sandy Kawano and Richard Blob at Clemson University compared terrestrial locomotion in...

2013-05-13 12:31:54

ATLANTA, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading electronic cigarette company, FIN Branding Group, appointed Rick Torgalski as Vice President of Sales. Torgalski brings more than 13 years of experience to his new role with his time at Hostess Brands and The Hershey Company. At FIN, he will focus on leading, developing, and growing the national sales, distribution and promotional efforts of FIN Branding Group Before joining FIN, Torgalski served as director of convenience channels at Hostess...

2013-05-07 12:32:23

ATLANTA, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading electronic cigarette company, FIN Branding Group, appointed Joe Cipolla as Vice President of Supply Chain. Cipolla is a 20-year veteran with broad based experience from Campbell Soup and Kraft Foods. At FIN, he will oversee the end-to-end supply chain with responsibility for procurement through distribution and warehousing, and maintain relationships with FIN's internal partners and vendors. Before joining FIN, Cipolla served as the Senior...

2013-04-30 12:25:13

ATLANTA, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading electronic cigarette company FIN Branding Group has appointed Joana Martins its vice president of marketing. Martins brings more than 14 years of consumer-focused branding to her new role, including stints at Burger King Brands and Nestle USA. At FIN, Martins will develop and execute marketing and communication strategies to position FIN's industry leadership. Before joining FIN, Martins managed brands for Meda Consumer Healthcare, the U.S....

2013-01-14 10:30:20

Tiny coral reef wrasses can swim as fast as some of the swiftest fish in the ocean — but using only half as much energy to do so, Australian scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found. By flapping their fins in a figure-eight pattern, bluelined wrasses can travel at high speeds while using 40 per cent less energy than tunas of the same size. “For a long time, people thought the best high-speed swimmers were the fishes cruising in open waters, like mackerel and...

2013-01-14 02:30:58

ATLANTA, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FIN Branding Group, a key player in electronic cigarette industry, today announced that Elliot B. Maisel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will present at the 15th Annual ICR XChange Conference in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at 5:00pm (Eastern Time). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130114/CG41549) About FIN Branding Group LLC FIN Branding Group, a key player in the Electronic Cigarette category, is owned by...

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2010-06-13 07:31:56

When a hungry harbor seal sets off in pursuit of a fish diner, the animal has a secret weapon in its tracking arsenal: its whiskers. Detecting hydrodynamic trails in water with their sensitive whiskers, seals easily track passing fish even in the most turbid conditions. Wolf Hanke from the University of Rostock, Germany, explains that blindfolded seals can track passing mini-submarines for a distance of 40m before the wake peters out. However, the hydrodynamic trails left by subs are...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

A SINGER-songwriter with a voice that is a dead ringer for Nick Drake drops in at the B Bar tonight. Fin, aka Calum Findlay, plays exquisite folk/roots-tinged songs which sound incredibly similar to those of the tragic folk legend. Born on the East coast of Scotland, and now living in South West England, Fin has a real affinity for the coast. A self taught guitarist and singer, he's not unknown to accompany himself on piano, synth or drums, and his songs have already been in demand for a...