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Image : Scientists Find a New Twist in How Squids Swim

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In order to measure the fluid flow around swimming squid and fish, Erik Anderson built a robotic camera-laser system that could measure motion within millimeters of the squid?s skin. Laser light shines on the animal and on the microscopic, silver-coated beads in the water, while high-resolution digital cameras capture the flow from different angles and fields of view.

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