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Eggs adhere in seawater: cuttlefish

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The eggs of cuttlefish are able to adhere to underwater surfaces exposed to currents due to a gelatinous layer.

"The eggs of [cuttlefish] have sticky surfaces that enable them to adhere to cavities in the deeps of the sea." (Yahya 2002:112)
About the inspiring organism
Idiosepius paradoxus
Idiosepius paradoxus (Ortmann, 1888)
Common name: cuttlefish

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Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist

Bioinspired products and application ideas

Application Ideas: Sealants for ships and wave energy structures.

Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Shipping, recreational boating, utilities

Harun Yahya. 2002. Design in Nature. London: Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd. 180 p.
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