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Re: Coelacanth article in current NatGeo

This reminds me of a question I've had for a while:

What use were lobe-fins before they were adapted into limbs?
Why did the fleshy lobes evolve in the first place?

--- On Wed, 2/23/11, Richard W. Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu> wrote:

> From: Richard W. Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
> Subject: Coelacanth article in current NatGeo
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 9:09 AM
> Surprised this has not been mentioned yet.
> Not the full article:
> http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/fossil-fish/coelacanth-text
> Great head on pic:
> http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/fossil-fish/img/06-unique-stroke-714.jpg