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The Hypertail And The Infratail: Axes From The Sublime To The Ridiculous?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ichthyology & Herpetology
Join us as we compare and contrast sunfish and oarfish, which have shapes so disparate as to hail from different planets. Not only is the ocean sunfish the heaviest and the oarfish the longest of all bony fishes, but both have virtually reinvented the concept of the fish tail – and perhaps how to swim in the first place.
Weeds That Swim For Fishes That Don’t
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
Join us as we compare and contrast the sargassumfish with the four-winged flying fish, seemingly incompatible forms closely coexisting far out at sea. The first has fins resembling hands and the second has fins resembling wings, but both depend on a ‘seaweed’ that – floating freely – seems the most uncoupled of all from its evolutionary moorings.
New Pelvic Thrusts In A Fishy World?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ichthyology & Herpetology
Join us as we compare a wide range of bony fishes with respect to a body part that is among the least free-swimming in humans: the pelvis. While fishes are surprisingly consistent in also possessing a pelvis, they take a surprisingly slippery approach to where this should be located – in some cases sliding it as far forward as the lower jaw.