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The Natural Historian's Guide to the CT Galaxy: Step-by-Step Instructions for Preparing and Analyzing Computed Tomographic (CT) Data Using Cross-Platform, Open Access Software
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This work presents a workflow based on free, open source, cross-platform software for processing CT data, and provides step-by-step instructions that start with acquiring CT data from a new reconstruction or an open access repository, and progress through visualizing, measuring, landmarking, and constructing digital 3D models of anatomical structures.
Soft foam robot with caterpillar-inspired gait regimes for terrestrial locomotion
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SquMA Bot is able to mimic the inching gait of a caterpillar and can use its flexible body to adapt to a range of environments and demonstrates the effectiveness of a soft robot as a potential tool for exploring environments too dangerous for humans.
Long-axis twisting during locomotion of elongate fishes
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Six species of elongate fishes from three different habitats twist their bodies along the long axis as they swim, and the pattern and degree of twisting are correlated with the habitat.
Swimming and defence: competing needs across ontogeny in armoured fishes (Agonidae)
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This work examined armour morphology, body stiffness and swimming performance in the northern spearnose poacher (Agonopsis vulsa) over ontogeny, a family of armoured fishes native to temperate waters of the Pacific rim that serves multiple functions over ontogeney, from facilitating locomotion, slowing sinking and providing defence.
Three-dimensional movements of the pectoral fin during yaw turns in the Pacific spiny dogfish, Squalus suckleyi
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It is proposed that Pacific spiny dogfish uses drag-based turning during volitional swimming, which correlates with turning performance, and functional hypotheses about pectoral fin musculature are confirmed.
Meral-Spot Reflectance Signals Weapon Performance in the Mantis Shrimp Neogonodactylus oerstedii (Stomatopoda)
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This work investigates whether a colored patch, the meral spot, signals weapon performance in the stomatopod Neogonodactylus oerstedii and finds that darker meral spots correlate with higher strike impulse, which reflects the total force integrated over time.
Correction: Long-axis twisting during locomotion of elongate fishes
There was an error published in J. Exp. Biol. 220 , [3632-3640][1]. The axes on two of the plots in [Fig. 9][2] were incorrect. The corrected figure is below. ![Figure][3] The authors apologise
Future Tail Tales: A Forward-Looking, Integrative Perspective on Tail Research.
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The importance of tail research in relation to five topics is discussed: 1) Evolution and Development, 2) Regeneration, 3) Functional Morphology, 4) Sensorimotor Control, and 5) Computational and Physical Models.
Unwind: Interactive Fish Straightening
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The system, Unwind, is a novel interactive visualization and processing tool which extracts, unbends, and untwists volumetric images of fish with minimal user interaction and is presently being used for dataset construction, biomechanical analysis, and the generation of figures for scientific publication.
A Tail of Four Fishes: An analysis of kinematics and material properties of elongate fishes.
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This study characterize and compare the kinematics, material properties, and vertebral morphology of four species of elongate fishes: Anoplarchus insignis, Anoplarchs purpurescens, Xiphister atropurpureus, andXiphister mucosus, to draw connections between the physical properties of the fishes and their ecological niches.
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