swow barbel

It’s Monday and that means it time for our Science Word of the Week! We’re celebrating Shark Week and tomorrow I hope everyone will be wearing grey tomorrow for International Elephant Day! We want to see your support for elephants! Today we’re talking about a body part that fish have for our Science Word!

Barbels: a barbel is a finger-like projection on or near the mouth or near the nostrils of  certain fish species. Barbels are sensing projections and some have taste buds. They help fish like catfish, hagfish or sturgeon.

Another fish that has barbels is the Wobbegong Shark! They use their barbels to detect prey on the bottom of the ocean floor.

swow barbel cartoon

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3 thoughts on “SCIENCE WORD OF THE WEEK!

  1. Barbels look like dripping spit globbers. I have those sometimes….

    Love and licks,

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