What makes swordfish the fastest swimmers on Earth? It’s all about the lube!

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  1. kach22i
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    What makes swordfish the fastest swimmers on Earth? It’s all about the lube!
    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/s...n-earth-its-all-about-the-lube/?#.V7XT3hLLpxW

    Nature will find a way.

    I wonder if there is a boat patent on this already? :D

    EDIT
    Can someone find out what the single comment below the article is about?

     
  2. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    Interesting. Hope you don't mind that posted it on another boating forum.
     
  3. Barry
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    Barry Senior Member

    Don't overlook their disclaimer
    We hypothesize that the oil layer, in combination with the denticles, creates a super-hydrophobic layer that reduces streamwise friction drag and increases swimming efficiency
     
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