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Nature Blows My Mind! The Wonders of Shark Skin

Nature Blows My Mind! The Wonders of Shark Skin

© Michele Westmorland/Getty Images In honor of Shark Week , we're dedicating this week's pause-and-be-awed moment to sharks -- specifically, to their amazing skin. Sharks have evolved to be perfect predators, and that means having the perfect jaws, eyes, sensory organs, and yes, skin. Shark skin has two impressive and inspiring features. First, it is made to be perfectly hydrodynamic -- but that doesn't mean it's perfectly smooth. In fact, the texture of shark skin that helps move water past the shark with minimal drag is exactly what researchers have tried to reproduce for everything from boats and cars to swimsuits. unknown/Public Domain Here's the fascinating scoop from Ask Nature : The very small individual scales of shark skin, called dermal denticles ("little skin teeth"), are ribbed with longitudinal grooves which result in water moving more efficiently over their s...

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