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This New Species Is Named After The Plastic Inside It

This New Species Is Named After The Plastic Inside It

Some species are named after beloved teen activists or Lady Gaga. Others are named after plastic. Before science even discovered this deep-sea crustacean, plastic had infiltrated its stomach. So scientists named it accordingly. Meet Eurythenes plasticus.

Acidic Oceans Are Corroding The Tooth-Like Scales Of Shark Skin

Acidic Oceans Are Corroding The Tooth-Like Scales Of Shark Skin

Shark skin might look perfectly smooth, but inspect it under a microscope and you’ll notice something strange. The entire outer surface of a shark’s body is actually covered in sharp, little scales known as denticles. More remarkable still, these denticles are incredibly similar to human teeth, as they’re also comprised…