Propulsive design principles in a multi-jet siphonophore

  title={Propulsive design principles in a multi-jet siphonophore},
  author={K. Sutherland and B. Gemmell and S. Colin and J. Costello},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
ABSTRACT Coordination of multiple propulsors can provide performance benefits in swimming organisms. Siphonophores are marine colonial organisms that orchestrate the motion of multiple swimming zooids for effective swimming. However, the kinematics at the level of individual swimming zooids (nectophores) have not been examined in detail. We used high-speed, high-resolution microvideography and particle image velocimetry of the physonect siphonophore Nanomia bijuga to study the motion of the… Expand
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