This Fish Sucks
The aptly named northern clingfish uses its fins to suck onto the roughest and slimiest of marine surfaces. Where manmade suction cups consistently fail to grip wet or textured surfaces, the clingfish achieves suctorial glory. Adam Summers of the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs explains how this Pacific Coast bottom dweller takes the art of suction to new heights.
Luke Groskin is Science Friday’s video producer. He’s on a mission to make you love spiders and other odd creatures.