Animal Orientation Strategies for Movement in Flows

@article{Chapman2011AnimalOS,
  title={Animal Orientation Strategies for Movement in Flows},
  author={Jason W Chapman and Raymond H G Klaassen and Virginia A. Drake and Sabrina Fossette and Graeme C Hays and Julian D. Metcalfe and Andrew M. Reynolds and Don Reynolds and Thomas Alerstam},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={R861-R870}
}
For organisms that fly or swim, movement results from the combined effects of the moving medium - air or water - and the organism's own locomotion. For larger organisms, propulsion contributes significantly to progress but the flow usually still provides significant opposition or assistance, or produces lateral displacement ('drift'). Animals show a range… CONTINUE READING

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