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Lungfish provides insight to life on land

A study into the muscle development of several different fish has given insights into the genetic leap that set the scene for the evolution of hind legs in terrestrial animals. This innovation gave rise to the tetrapods—four-legged ...

dateOct 04, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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US gets tough on shark fins

The US Senate on Monday toughened laws against shark finning, hoping to save the ancient fish which experts fear is on the brink of extinction due to growing demand in Chinese restaurants.

dateDec 20, 2010 in Ecology
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Female fish flaunt fins to attract a mate

For the first time, biologists have described the evolution of the size of a female trait which males use to choose a partner. The research, published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, shows ...

dateOct 08, 2010 in Evolution
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Protection for 2 shark species fails at UN meeting

(AP) -- Asian nations on Tuesday blocked U.S.-backed proposals to protect the heavily fished hammerhead and oceanic whitetip sharks on concerns that regulating the booming trade in fins could hurt poor coastal ...

dateMar 23, 2010 in Ecology
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