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Mechanical control of swimming speed: stiffness and axial wave form in undulating fish models
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On the basis of the mechanical control of swimming speed in model sunfish, it is predicted that, in order to swim at fast speeds, live sunfish increase the flexural stiffness of their bodies by a factor of two relative to their passive body stiffness. Expand
Zebrafish larvae evade predators by sensing water flow
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Flow sensing plays an essential role in predator evasion by facilitating a response prior to a predator's strike. Expand
Gentamicin is ototoxic to all hair cells in the fish lateral line system
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Lateral line hair cells of both canal and superficial neuromast types are vulnerable to gentamicin ototoxicity, arguing for a re-evaluation of the results of studies that have used Gentamicin to differentiate the roles of the two classes of neuromasts in fish behavior. Expand
The ontogenetic scaling of hydrodynamics and swimming performance in jellyfish (Aurelia aurita)
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The goals of the present study were to understand how changes in size, shape and behavior affect the hydrodynamics of jet propulsion in the jellyfish Aurelia aurita and to explore how such changes affect the ontogenetic scaling of swimming speed and cost of transport. Expand
Larval zebrafish rapidly sense the water flow of a predator's strike
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It is shown that this escape response is triggered by the water flow created during a predator's strike, which includes mechanosensory hair cells within the skin and plays a role in predator evasion at this vulnerable stage of growth in fishes. Expand
The mechanical scaling of coasting in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
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It is proposed that changes in coasting performance with growth are dictated primarily by the scaling of momentum rather than resulting from hydrodynamic changes. Expand
Prey fish escape by sensing the bow wave of a predator
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It is shown that larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) evade predators using an escape response that is stimulated by the water flow generated by an approaching predator. Expand
Mechanical filtering by the boundary layer and fluid–structure interaction in the superficial neuromast of the fish lateral line system
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A theoretical model of the superficial neuromast in the fish lateral line system is developed that predicts that the boundary layer of flow over the body attenuates low-frequency stimuli and the fluid–structure interaction between this flow and the cupula attenuates high-frequency stimulus. Expand
Ontogeny of form and function: Locomotor morphology and drag in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
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It is suggested that morphological changes incur a performance cost by generating greater drag when larvae and juveniles operate in the viscous regime, but later provide a performance benefit by reducing pressure drag in the inertial regime of the adult stage. Expand
The lateral line system is not necessary for rheotaxis in the Mexican blind cavefish (Astyanax fasciatus).
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It is found that cavefish orient toward flow and more frequently swim upstream at a higher flow speed and responses to flow were indistinguishable between fish with compromised and functioning lateral line systems, suggesting that the sensing of flow is unnecessary for rheotaxis in cavefish. Expand
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