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, the clingfish achieves suctorial glory. Adam Summers of the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs details how this bottom dweller takes the art of suction to new heights.


Produced by Luke Groskin
Filmed by Ryan Hawk
Music by Audio Network
Additional Stills and Footage by
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Central Michigan University’s Deparment of Microscopy

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About Luke Groskin

Luke Groskin is Science Friday’s video producer. He’s on a mission to make you love spiders and other odd creatures.