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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Coelacanths

Coelacanths, powerful predators with limb-like fins, appeared about 350 million years ago. Once considered the missing link between fish and tetrapods, they were thought to have become extinct 80 million years ago—until one was caught in 1938 near the southern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. They are deep-sea fish with hollow fin spines and average 5 ft (1.5 m) in length and weigh approximately 100 lb (45 kg). How is the coelacanth's heart different from those of other vertebrates? More...
MTC
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 7:16:07 AM
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I discovered a hidden affinity between the Coelacanth and the political class: "A brain that occupies only 1.5% of the braincase; the rest of the cavity is filled with fat."
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 5:47:28 PM

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Man, that's one ugly-ass fish.

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Babezy
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 7:23:11 PM

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It looks a lot like Queen Victoria's daughter...

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excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 7:58:03 PM

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2 minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct, B !

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Babezy
Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:08:53 AM

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Blame the imp of the perverse.

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