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Published October 14, 1961 | public
Journal Article

Simulated Wave-Riding Dolphins


The explanation of the mechanism by which dolphins are able to ride bow waves of ships, or natural surf and wind-generated waves, has stimulated much discussion and controversy. Since an excellent summary of previous research on the wave-riding problem has been given by Fejer and Backus, only a few remarks by way of review will be given here.

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© 1961 Nature Publishing Group. This work was supported, in part, by the Department of the Navy, under Contract No. 123 (60530) 24917A.

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