Shark skin sleuthing

Dermal denticles are tiny tooth-like scales that line the skin of nearly all elasmobranch species, providing a hard yet flexible armour that is gradually shed and regenerated. Their hydrodynamic design has provided inspiration for swimsuits worn by Olympic athletes, drag-eliminating coatings for vehicles, and even surfaces that impede bacterial growth in hospitals. But can they … Continue reading Shark skin sleuthing