Drag reduction in wave-swept macroalgae: alternative strategies and new predictions.

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PREMISE OF THE STUDY Intertidal macroalgae must resist extreme hydrodynamic forces imposed by crashing waves. How does frond flexibility mitigate drag, and how does flexibility affect predictions of drag and dislodgement in the field? METHODS We characterized flexible reconfiguration of six seaweed species in a recirculating water flume, documenting both… (More)
DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1100541

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