Aquatic Creatures

  • Gina Hagler


Water covers over two-thirds of the surface area of the Earth. Nearly all of that is saltwater, but salt or fresh, the water is home to an amazing array of creatures that are as expert at moving through water as flying animals are at moving through air. These aquatic creatures and marine mammals interact with hydrodynamic forces on a constant basis. An examination of the effect of hydrodynamic forces on these animals provides an understanding of fluid dynamic principles in action.


Boundary Layer Marine Mammal Hydrodynamic Force Total Lung Capacity Bony Fish 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gina Hagler
    • 1
  1. 1.RockvilleUSA

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