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Figure 4. Examples of PIV analyses which show the resultant flow caused by zooplankton swimming. Velocity fields (superimposed colored arrows) are determined by following silver-coated glass spheres (small dots in background) with high speed cameras, which show flow velocity and direction.

Herds of sea monkeys help scientists understand the role of diel vertical migration in ocean mixing

Irvin Huang

Article: Monica M. Wilhelmus and John O. Dabiri. Observations of large-scale fluid transport by laser-guided plankton aggregations. Physics of Fluids, September 30, 2014 DOI: 10.1063/1.4895655 Background Every day, as the sun sets, hundreds and thousands of individual zooplankton begin to swim up from deep waters to the surface. This daily migration is known as diel vertical migration and […]

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