Costs of locomotion and vertic dynamics of cephalopods and fish.

  title={Costs of locomotion and vertic dynamics of cephalopods and fish.},
  author={Dale Mitchell Webber and John Aitken and Ronald K. O'Dor},
  journal={Physiological and biochemical zoology : PBZ},
  volume={73 6},
The world's oceans are three-dimensional habitats that support high diversity and biomass. Because the densities of most of the constituents of life are greater than that of seawater, planktonic and pelagic organisms had to evolve a host of mechanisms to occupy the third dimension. Some microscopic organisms survive at the surface by dividing rapidly in vertically well mixed zones, but most organisms, small and large, have antisinking strategies and structures that maintain vertical position… CONTINUE READING


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