Shark Skin, SEM

Shark Skin, SEM

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Caption: The skin of a Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias). This image is 3mm in width and was collected at a magnification of 30x. Sharks have a covering of dermal denticles that protects their skin from damage and parasites in addition to improving their fluid dynamics.

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Keywords: animal, dermal denticles, fish, fluid dynamics, fluid resistance, magnified, marine, micrograph, microscopic, microscopy, scales, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron micrography, sem, shark, shark scales, shark skin, skin, spiny dogfish, squalus acanthias

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