Remora adhesive disk

Remora adhesive disk

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) senior research engineer Jason Nadler (left) and GTRI research scientist Allison Mercer display 3-D rapid prototypes of the remora's adhesive disk, which the fish uses to attach and detach from sharks and other hosts. Behind the researchers, computer screens show a scanning electron microscope image of the scales on a mako shark (left) and an optical micrograph of a remora's adhesive disk, which revealed similar spacing between features. (Georgia Tech Photo: Gary Meek)

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Life Sciences and Biology, Military Technology
adhesive, bio-inspired, GTRI, remora
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  • Created On: Dec 3, 2015 - 4:58pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:47pm