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The hydrodynamics of eel swimming
SUMMARY Eels undulate a larger portion of their bodies while swimming than many other fishes, but the hydrodynamic consequences of this swimming mode are poorly understood. In this study, we examineExpand
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Hydrodynamics of Undulatory Propulsion
Publisher Summary The chapter focuses on recent experimental hydrodynamic data on undulatory locomotion in fishes, and provides a general description of the major theoretical model of undulatoryExpand
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The hydrodynamics of eel swimming II. Effect of swimming speed
  • E. Tytell
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
  • 1 September 2004
SUMMARY Simultaneous swimming kinematics and hydrodynamics are presented for American eels, Anguilla rostrata, swimming at speeds from 0.5 to 2 L s-1. Body outlines and particle image velocimetryExpand
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Median fin function in bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus: streamwise vortex structure during steady swimming
  • E. Tytell
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
  • 15 April 2006
SUMMARY Fishes have an enormous diversity of body shapes and fin morphologies. From a hydrodynamic standpoint, the functional significance of this diversity is poorly understood, largely because theExpand
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Hydrodynamics of the escape response in bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus
SUMMARY Escape responses of fishes are one of the best characterized vertebrate behaviors, with extensive previous research on both the neural control and biomechanics of startle responseExpand
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Interactions between internal forces, body stiffness, and fluid environment in a neuromechanical model of lamprey swimming
Animal movements result from a complex balance of many different forces. Muscles produce force to move the body; the body has inertial, elastic, and damping properties that may aid or oppose theExpand
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Kinematics and hydrodynamics of linear acceleration in eels, Anguilla rostrata
  • E. Tytell
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 December 2004
The kinematics and hydrodynamics of routine linear accelerations were studied in American eels, Anguilla rostrata, using highóspeed video and particle image velocimetry. Eels were examined bothExpand
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The C-start escape response of Polypterus senegalus: bilateral muscle activity and variation during stage 1 and 2.
The fast-start escape response is the primary reflexive escape mechanism in a wide phylogenetic range of fishes. To add detail to previously reported novel muscle activity patterns during the escapeExpand
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Regenerated synapses in lamprey spinal cord are sparse and small even after functional recovery from injury
Despite the potential importance that synapse regeneration plays in restoring neuronal function after spinal cord injury (SCI), even the most basic questions about the morphology of regeneratedExpand
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Do trout swim better than eels? Challenges for estimating performance based on the wake of self-propelled bodies
Engineers and biologists have long desired to compare propulsive performance for fishes and underwater vehicles of different sizes, shapes, and modes of propulsion. Ideally, such a comparison wouldExpand
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