The Mechanics and Physiology of Animal Swimming

The Mechanics and Physiology of Animal Swimming

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This volume brings together current research on a wide range of swimming organisms, with an emphasis on the biomechanics, physiology and hydrodynamics of swimming in or on water. Several chapters deal with different aspects of fish swimming, from the use of different 'gaits' to the operation of the locomotor muscles. All chapters are by recognised authorities in their different fields, and all are accessible to biologists interested in aquatic locomotion.(A) Diagram of oxygen analysis system. (B) Insert shows cross-sectional view of metabolic chamber with decoy. Filled area represent dead-air spaces. Water velocity was controlled by two electric motors (Minn Kota 65MX). Water velocity wasanbsp;...

Title:The Mechanics and Physiology of Animal Swimming
Author: L. Maddock, Q. Bone, J. M. V. Rayner, Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Society for Experimental Biology (Great Britain)
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1994-09-15

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