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Prickly Shark Skin, SEM

Prickly Shark Skin, SEM

C043/5333

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4096 x 4087 pixels

34.8 x 34.5 cm ⏐ 13.7 x 13.6 in (300dpi)

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TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TED KINSMAN / SCIENCE SOURCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Colour enhanced scanning electron microscope image of the skin of the prickly shark (Echinorhinus cookei). Native to the Pacific Ocean it is bottom-dwelling in nature and inhabits cool waters. The skin of this shark is characterized by a dense covering of thorn-like dermal denticles, hence its common name.

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