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Image : Scientists Find a New Twist in How Squids Swim

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Biomechanics researcher Erik Anderson observes an eel swimming in a specially designed flume he developed with Senior Scientist Mark Grosenbaugh of the WHOI Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department. Water flows through the plexiglass test tank at speeds up to 1.6 meters per second (3.6 miles per hour). The green light is a laser used to detect the edge of swimming animals (including squid) and microscopic, silver-coated beads flowing in the water.

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