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Published on Feb 27, 2014
http://www.sciencefriday.com 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. Dr. 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 Department of Microscopy, Shutterstock.