Topic: Plankton

Switching to a Power Stroke Enables a Tiny But Important Marine Crustacean to Survive

April 2, 2013

Olympic swimmers aren't the only ones who change their strokes to escape competitors. To escape from the jaws and claws of predators in cold, viscous water, marine copepods switch from a wave-like swimming stroke to big power strokes, a behavior that has now been revealed thanks to 3-D high-speed digital holography.

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