Squid Suckers


Drexel University doctoral student Jessica Schiffman won an honorable mention in photography in the 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge for this electron micrograph image of the suckers on the tentacles of a long-finned squid.

While the “fanged” suckers look deadly, each is only about 400 micrometers wide–a little smaller than the width of a human hair.

Listen to an interview with Alisa Zapp Machalek, one of the judges for the 2008 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, on thisScience Podcast from September 2008.

Reference: Science Friday: Squid Suckers


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