She said that the whale moved to keep her from a nearby shark, by nudging her with its head, tucking her under its giant pectoral fin
and even lifting her out of the water at one point.
length/body length, head length/body length, and the total number of gill rakers were used to identify the samples as Liza affinis (Fig.
The distal part of these cartilages articulate with the pectoral fin
radials, and the proximal part articulate with the synarcual (fusion of the first vertebrae).
Aussie Terry Selwood, 73, was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm after the 9ft shark struck him with a pectoral fin
as it landed on him on the 15ft boat.
and the pectoral fin
of the shark hit me on the forearm and knocked me down on the ground to my hands and knees," Selwood told the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) on Monday.
We collected pectoral fin
spines, vertebrae, and dorsal fin spines to estimate the fish's age.
Early in the preflexion stage, melanophores occur on the distal ~50-60% of the pectoral fin
but they become more concentrated near the margin with development and are only on the distal 10-20% of the fin during the postflexion stage.
Moving one pectoral fin
forward at a time, they trudge along the sea bottom in warm waters worldwide.
One Canestrini scale was formed as an outgrowth of the second pectoral fin
ray in males.
Recently, a humpback whale was spotted flapping its distinctive pectoral fin
as boatmen nearby filmed the amazing animal.
11-12), and the tip of the pectoral fin
reaching the 3rd to 4th anal-fin ray (vs.
01 mm): total length (TL), standard length, head length (HL--distance from the tip of the snout to the operculum margin), predorsal length (to the anterior base of the dorsal fin), preanal length (to the anterior base of the anal fin), trunk length (distance between the operculum and the anterior base of the anal fin), tail length (distance between the anus and the tip of the notochord), caudal peduncle height (distance between the anterior base of the anal fin and the base of the dorsal fin), snout length (from the tip of the snout to the eye), posterior snout width (before the eyes), eye diameter, pectoral fin
and pelvic fin lengths (distance between the anterior base and the fin margin), head width (behind the eyes), height at the pectorals, and preanal and postanal regions (Figure 1).