Lubricant-Infused Material is a Slick Trick Against Mussels (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption The picture shows the colonization of a solid substrate in the intertidal zone by the Californian mussel (Mytilus californianus) as well as barnacles and a sea star. The new coating described in this study deters attachment by hard fouling organisms such as mussels. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the 18 August 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by S. Amini at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and colleagues was titled, "Preventing mussel adhesion using lubricant-infused materials." Credit Picture courtesy of Larry J. Friesen Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.