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

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.

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

Why did animals with limbs win the race to invade land over those with fins?

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.

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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.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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