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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Random Shark Panel

--Sharks have quite a few more senses than humans do. One comes from lateral line organs, which act like an internal barometer. When solid objects glide through the water, they create waves of pressure that a shark can feel with the sensitivity of a physical touch. By sensing these pressure waves, a shark can detect both the movement and direction of the object!

It's possible that shark repellents could come from an unlikely source: magnets. Magnets in the water can interfere with a shark's electroreception. Don't just strap on some magnets and head to the beach, though. With current technology, sharks have to get very close to the magnets before they're affected.

(Shark Facts courtesy F.O.A.M.er Doug Zawisza and Discovery.com. Panel: More Fun Comics #82 by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris)


Aaron said...

With current shark technology? It's those smart sharks from Deep Blue Sea! I knew one escaped! Maybe Bat-shark repellant will prove effective.

matthew jones said...

Aquaman's dialogue here is fantastic. Golden Age Aquaman is a whole lot of fun.