Shark jelly is strong proton conductor

Researchers closer to explaining how ampullae of Lorenzini detect electric fields

Shark snout

IT’S ELECTRIC  A shark’s snout contains tiny pores, known as ampullae of Lorenzini, which can sense weak electric fields from prey. New research indicates that a jelly inside the pores is a highly efficient proton conductor.

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