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Published September 2005 | Published
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Vortex motion in the ocean: In situ visualization of jellyfish swimming and feeding flows


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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© 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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