How seal whiskers can help engineers design innovative technology

Seals have an incredible ability to track their prey underwater thanks to the unique geometry of their whiskers. Unlike the smooth whiskers of cats and dogs, seal whiskers have wavy surfaces that help them detect disturbances in the water caused by their prey. “Seal whiskers have what we call an undulated cylinder geometry, and research … Continued

The post How seal whiskers can help engineers design innovative technology appeared first on College of Engineering - University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Read the full article at: https://www.engr.wisc.edu/news/how-seal-whiskers-can-help-engineers-design-innovative-technology/