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Vortex motion in the ocean: In situ visualization of jellyfish swimming and feeding flows

Dabiri, John O. and Gharib, Morteza and Colin, Sean P. and Costello, John H. (2005) Vortex motion in the ocean: In situ visualization of jellyfish swimming and feeding flows. Physics of Fluids, 17 (9). Art. No. 091108. ISSN 1070-6631.

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We present a combination of both qualitative flow visualizations of jellyfish in their natural marine environment and quantitative measurements in a laboratory facility, to understand how the animals effectively use principles of fluid mechanics in their swimming and feeding behaviors.

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Dabiri, John O.0000-0002-6722-9008
Gharib, Morteza0000-0002-2204-9302
Colin, Sean P.0000-0003-4463-5588
Costello, John H.0000-0002-6967-3145
Additional Information:© 2005 American Institute of Physics (Received 24 February 2005; published online 26 August 2005) We gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation (Grants No. OCE-0116236 to J.H.C. and No. CTS-0309671 to M.G.) and Aurelia medusae provided by the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
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Subject Keywords:vortices; biomechanics; flow visualisation; oceanographic regions; flow instability; confined flow; wakes; stratified flow; pulsatile flow
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