Sharks shift their spine into high gear
Published online on 14. December 2016
Biomaterials: Sharks shift their spine into high gear
Matthew A. Kolmann, Adam P. Summers
It emerges that a dogfish shark’s spine becomes stiffer as the fish swims faster, enabling the animal to swim efficiently at different speeds. The finding could also provide inspiration for the design of robotic biomaterials.
Nature 540, 532–533 (22 December 2016) DOI:10.1038/nature21102