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[Science & Tech] Researchers find cuttlebone's microstructure sits at a "sweet spot"

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From Eureka Alert:

In the ocean, the cuttlefish uses cuttlebone as a hard buoyancy tank to control its movement up and down the water column, to depths as low as 600 ...

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From Science Codex:

To serve this purpose, the shell has to be lightweight and porous for active fluid exchange, yet stiff enough to protect the cuttlefish's body from strong ...

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