27 December 2013

• How Fish Swim in Orderly Schools


“The ability of shiners and other fishes to change direction in harmony has long intrigued scientists, who have developed several ways of describing in mathematical terms how schooling works. But those approaches tend to be simplifications that do not take into account all the real-time sensory information available to the fish.

”To get a better idea of what the fish were actually doing, Princeton University biologist Iain Couzin and his colleagues devised a way to make golden shiners move en masse and on cue….”

Read the full article at this link: ScientificAmerican.com


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