Oil Gland Discovered in Swordfish May Increase Speed

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Scientists in the Netherlands have discovered a special oil-producing gland in the heads of swordfish that may help them swim faster, according to a recent article in The Scientist. The researchers hypothesize that the oil, secreted via pores in the fish’s head, may reduce drag. The oil gland was discovered using MRI scans.

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