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Shark Skin and Stingrays in the Lagoon

This photo from explore.org fan allisonis1112 captures the freshwater sawfish and reticulated whiptail rays in the Live Shark Lagoon Cam.

If you’ve ever had a chance to pet a shark at an aquarium, you know that shark skin has a very cool feel. That’s because shark scales fit together like a chain mail suit helping to protect against injuries. They are also hydrodynamic, allowing sharks to swim quickly and silently. Bathing suits for Olympic athletes have the same design. – See more here!