Shark Skin

By Anupum Pant

If you ever get a chance to pet a shark, remember to not pet it with a stroke from its belly to its spine. Any other direction is fine. But that one will get you into trouble. There’s a reason for this…

Shark skin is a lot like any other fish’s skin. Full of scales. However, shark scales come with a twist. Their scales, called the dermal scales are made up of thousands of miniature shark teeth.These look like bristles macroscopically and help shark move better in water by pushing water down.

Much more about sharks in Robert Hueter’s talk below…

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