Accession Number : ADA325396

Title :   Fluid Mechanoreception by Marine Copepods.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 May 92-14 May 96,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Personal Author(s) : Yen, Jeannette ; Okubo, Akira

PDF Url : ADA325396

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Copepods are small (1-10 mm) crustaceans that inhabit lakes and oceans. When a copepod moves through water or moves water around itself, it creates a fluid disturbance distinct from the ambient fluid motion. In this study of 'Fluid mechanoreception by marine copepods', we seek an understanding of how copepods decipher and recognize fluid signals created and transmitted within a 3-dimensional aquatic environment that is filled with small-scale turbulence.

Descriptors :   *FLUID DYNAMICS, *CRUSTACEA, MOTION, TURBULENCE, SIGNALS, TENSION, PRESSURE, MARINE BIOLOGY, OCEANS, LAKES, MECHANICAL ENERGY.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE