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What is the common name for the two wings on a whale’s tail fin?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The correct answer to this one are flukes. Whales’ powerful tails are made entirely of flesh, not skeletal structure, which make them all the more impressive. Whale watchers can identify the type of whale by their fluke.
Wolfgang Kaehler / Contributor
Wolfgang Kaehler / Contributor

What is the common name for the two wings on a whale’s tail fin?

  • Flukes
  • Vestigial flaps
  • None of the above
  • Sails
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