Image of the Day: Deep Sea Fangs

Scientists are taking a close look at fish skeletons for inspiration to solve engineering problems. 

Dec 1, 2017
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff

A skeleton of the common fangtooth (Anoplagaster cornuta), a deep sea fish species found in temperate and tropical oceans worldwide ADAM SUMMERS, FRIDAY HARBOR LABORATORIES, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTONIn the field of biomimetics, scientists imitate nature to solve design problems. A laboratory at the University of Washington is studying the mechanical properties of cartilage and tendons in cartilaginous fish to better understand the mechanics in aquatic life forms.