This fin has four regular bone-fingers, the index, middle, ring, and little finger. But all these are permanently lodged in their fleshy covering, as the human fingers in an artificial covering. ‘However recklessly the whale may sometimes serve us,’ said humorous Stubb one day, ‘he can never be truly said to handle us without mittens.‘ - Chapter 55
"FLESHY-HEADED MUTANT, ARE YOU FRIENDLY?"
"NO WAY, EH. RADIATION HAS MADE ME AN ENEMY OF CIVILIZATION!"