Abby Millager


A seahorse’s collapsible exoskeleton



From yesterday’s Popular Science. The cross section’s corners and center are mostly bony. The spokes are collagenous. According to the article, predator jaws can compress the structure up to 50% without damaging the seahorse. Sort of like trying to change someone’s opinion.

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 Photo courtesy of University of California San Diego

Author: Abby

Delaware science writer, poet and tanguera

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