Slime reduces drag: fish
Skins of fish reduce drag by being covered by a slime layer of complex proteins, polysaccharides, and bacteria.
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Anti-fouling coatings that protect commercial ships and leisure craft have already been developed. Reduced drag on water craft.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Marine anti-fouling, water treatmentEco-Clad® anti-fouling paint - Anti-fouling paint