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dc.contributor.authorWinter, Amos
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-10T02:54:35Z
dc.date.available2008-10-10T02:54:35Z
dc.date.issued2008-10-10T02:54:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/11477
dc.description.abstractThis fluid dynamics video demonstrates the capabilities of an experimental setup to visualize organisms burrowing in granular substrates. The setup consists of a tank filled with 1mm soda-lime glass beads, backlit by halogen lights. The walls can be moved such that the space bound by them can expand or contract to fit various organisms. A recirculation system oxygenates and cools the salt water that flows through the substrate. The video shows the burrowing behavior of a razor clam (Ensis directus) and a quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria). Both animals inflate their foot with blood, making the foot a terminal anchor against which they pull their shell downwards. Deformation of the granular substrate can be seen around the animals as they advance downwards.en_US
dc.subjectfluidize, burrow, bivalve, clam, visualizeen_US
dc.titleVisualization System for Burrowing Organisms in Granular Substratesen_US


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