UMCES CBL Science for Citizens Seminars - A View into the Secret Lives of Animals on the Swim

A View into the Secret Lives of Animals on the Swim

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

CBL's Bernie Fowler Laboratory, 142 Williams Street, Solomons, MD, 20688

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As gravity-bound, flat-land primates, we struggle to fully imagine the fluid lives of fish, marine mammals, and birds as they push and pull their way through a three-dimensional aqueous realm. Through observing systems and telemetry, scientists are discovering marvelous adaptations in how marine animals contend with seawater, which both opposes and leverages locomotion as animals swim, dive, lunge, or simply stay put. In this talk Dr. Dave Secor will review the mechanics and behaviors of marine animals as they school, feed, migrate, and persevere.