Fluid dynamics in suspension-feeding blackfish.

  title={Fluid dynamics in suspension-feeding blackfish.},
  author={S. Laurie Sanderson and Joseph J. Cech and Mark R. Patterson},
  volume={251 4999},
Measurements of flow patterns and water velocities inside the oral cavity of blackfish (Orthodon microlepidotus), made with a fiberoptic endoscope and thermistor flow probe, revealed that gill-arch structures act in blackfish as barriers that direct particle-laden water to the mucus-covered roof of the oral cavity, where particles are retained. Gill-arch structures have previously been assumed to be the site of particle retention in suspension-feeding fishes. Water does not pass between these… CONTINUE READING

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