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18.5 x 33.8 cm ⏐ 7.3 x 13.3 in (300dpi)
STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Barbless fishing hook. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fishing hook hanging from a length of wire. The hook lacks the barb (backward-pointing spur) popular on older hooks. This lack of barb is intended to cause less distress to a hooked fish.
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