Please note: You are viewing the unstyled version of this website. Either your browser does not support CSS (cascading style sheets) or it has been disabled. Skip navigation.

Image : Scientists Find a New Twist in How Squids Swim

  Email    Print  PDF  Change text to small (default) Change text to medium Change text to large


These plots depict water velocities in the wake of a swimming squid. The colors represent the speed of the water (reds are high speed; blues, low), and the arrows show flow direction. The squid (arms shown in white) is swimming at 25 centimeters per second (1 foot per second). The long red streak of fast moving water is the column-like jet of the squid emitted from the nozzle under its arms. Water velocities in the jet approach 50 centimeters per second--twice as fast as the squid is swimming.

[back]


Last updated: May 23, 2008
 


whoi logo

Copyright ©2007 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, All Rights Reserved, Privacy Policy.
Problems or questions about the site, please contact webdev@whoi.edu