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2005年12月15日 【雑学なメモ

HMS Press Release:
Nweeia has discovered that the narwhal’s tooth has hydrodynamic sensor capabilities. Ten million tiny nerve connections tunnel their way from the central nerve of the narwhal tusk to its outer surface. Though seemingly rigid and hard, the tusk is like a membrane with an extremely sensitive surface, capable of detecting changes in water temperature, pressure, and particle gradients.
ユニコーンの角とも言われますが。水温、水圧、水質の変化を感知できると。


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