Seal fur, SEM

Seal fur, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Seal fur. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) for a freeze-fracture of seal skin with fur seen across top. The dense flattened fur of seals traps air and aids insulation in cold water. The fractured skin epidermis and dermis as across bottom. Magnification: x30 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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