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Flipper of a Humpback Whale.

The flippers of a Common Bottlenose Dolphin. Note the shape.

Flippers of a King Penguin.

A limb with a broad, flattened shape, effective for moving through the water by swimming, rowing or paddling[1].

References

  1. ^ Clutton-Brock, Juliet (2002). Mammals. Dorling Kindersley Inc. ISBN 9780789484048. 
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