Organs detect electrical currents: great white shark
The snout of a great white shark detects minute electrical currents produced by prey using electrosensitive organs called ampullae of Lorenzini.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Safety mechanisms for electromagnetic devices.|
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Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)
[Great white shark, Man eater, Maneater, Man-eater, Man-eater shark, Mango-taniwha, Mango-ururoa, Shark, White death, White pointer, White shark]
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable
Habitat(s): Marine Neritic, Marine Oceanic
Some organism data provided by: FishBase
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Safety mechanisms for electromagnetic devices.
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