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Limpet Teeth

limpet teeth_0Many of us who have been learning about creatures in our marine environment have heard that limpets "lick" algae of rocks with their scraper-like tongue-like radula. Well, the radula actually has teeth on it! Very small and very strong teeth! If you're curious about what those teeth look like, take a look at this article that contains a scanning electron microscope image of limpet teeth. This BBC article tells even more of the story.

 

 

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