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Sandfish Lizard Slithers into Science Spotlight

March 15, 2012

In less than a second a sandfish lizard can dig its way into the sand and disappear.  The sandfish’s slithering moves are inspiring new robotic moves that could one day help search and rescue crews find survivors in piles of rubble left from disasters like Hurricane Katrina.  credit:  NSF