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How the sharksucker got its suction disc

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“The lazy remora’s inhaling lips | Hung on the keel, retard the struggling ships” – Erasmus Darwin, 1830 Remoras, or sharksuckers, are a family of eight species of tropical fish that for more than a millennium have inspired a mythology that is almost stranger than those odd little hats they’ve got on. And now scientists [...]

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