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Synonyms for fin

the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one

one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain

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a shoe for swimming

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a stabilizer on a ship that resembles the fin of a fish

organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals

equip (a car) with fins

propel oneself through the water in a finning motion

show the fins above the water while swimming

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Based on these observations, we concluded that the confluence of the Yangtze and Wanhe rivers is a popular habitat of the Yangtze finless porpoise in autumn and winter.
Finless porpoises have a narrow habitat preference, restricted distribution and are very rare.
Besides raising concerns, the Dubai-centric survey conducted along the coastline between Port Rashid and Jebel Ali, revealed this stretch alone is home to 89 bottlenose, 31 hump back and 36 finless porpoises - the only three species of dolphins recorded living in the local coastal waters.
In this study, researchers conducted de novo sequencing on a minke whale with 128x average depth of coverage, and re-sequenced three minke whales, a fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), a bottlenose dolphin, and a finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides).
2009) observed significant neutrophilia in free-ranging male Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) under the stress of capture and handling conditions, as observed in the present study.
LEASING CONSULTANTS ire quick to point to their popular, state-of-art finless centers--but what if residents could get some daily exercise simply by renting an apartment above the ground floor?
Referring to the detailed features and specifications of the newly mass-produced ballistic missile, Vahidi said that Qiyam 1 is the country's first finless missile.
The next evening, she'd be leaving for Milwaukee, to sing another, finless showy Mozart role, Ilia in Idomeneo, with the Florentine Opera; and in June, she'd head to Saratoga Springs, New York, for Gilda in Rigoletto.
It is worth mentioning that among the goals of this tour is to promote sea tourism in Muscat, highlighting tourist locations and the characteristics of the Sultanate which is the home of a huge and varied sea life as its sea extending from Masandum to Dhofar more than 20 types of whales and dolphins, like humpback whale, Spinner Dolphin, Finless Porpoise and Bottlenose Dolphins.
People in Iwaishima, an island just a few kilometers from Nagashima, have voiced opposition to the atomic power project that could threaten the ecology of the sea, home to finless black porpoises.
Comparison of stationary acoustic monitoring and visual observation of finless porpoises.
A passer-by spotted the 3-foot-long finless porpoise just over a mile from shore, and more than a week after the March 11 disaster.
Their topics include the seasonal ecology of Inia in the Orinoco, Amazon, and Upper Madeira river basins in South America; using equation models to determine the age of pink river dolphin skulls; the fossil record and evolutionary history of Iniodea; the population structure and phylogeography of tucuxi dolphins (Sotalia fluviatilis); threats and the conservation status of Franciscana, Pontoporia blainvillei; the population status and conservation of Baiji and the Yangze finless porpoise; and the evolutionary history and phylogenetic relationships of the superfamily Platanistoidea.
Shark finning is the act of removing the fin of a shark and throwing the finless body back to the sea.