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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">TOKYO - Japanese researchers said Sunday that a bottlenose dolphin captured last month has an extra set of fins that could be the remains of hind legs, a discovery that may provide further evidence that ocean-dwelling mammals once lived on land.<br><br>
Fishermen captured the four-finned dolphin alive off the coast of Wakayama prefecture in western Japan on Oct. 28, and alerted the nearby Taiji Whaling Museum, according to museum director Katsuki Hayashi.<br><br>
Fossil remains show dolphins and whales were four-footed land animals about 50 million years ago and share the same common ancestor as hippos and deer. Scientists believe they later transitioned to an aquatic lifestyle and their hind limbs disappeared.</td>
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Neato.<br><br><br>
Remember the Simpsons Halloween episode in which Lisa freed King Snorky and the dolphins tried to reclaim the land? This proves that it could happen! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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What's that banging?! Can't all the anti-evolution folks leap out of their seats for once without actually knocking them <i>over</i>?!!
 

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How cool.<br><br>
Whales, at least, still have hips right?
 

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Is it left over or is it dolphins evolving <i>into</i> walking creatures?
 
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