SciCafe

Ocean Locomotion: Bioinspiration from the Sea

May 2, 2018

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Haibo Dong, University of Virginia


How can studying sea life help us to create more efficient technologies? Marine biologist Frank Fish studies the unique ways marine animals move underwater, and uses this knowledge to inspire new engineering approaches. 

 

About the Speaker

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Frank Fish is a professor of biology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Liquid Life Laboratory. He is currently an associate editor for the journal Marine Mammal Science, and he served on the editorial board of the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. Fish's research focuses on the energetics and hydrodynamics of aquatic locomotion by vertebrates, including marine mammals.

Read More

  • Learn more about this month’s SciCafe speaker here
  • View videos of new technology inspired by the movements of the humpback whale, and Manta ray.
  • Checkout cartoons created by Fish to communicate biological ideas.
  • Read a New York Times article on how nature inspires our industrial future.

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SciCafe: Ocean Locomotion: Bioinspiration from the Sea, and related activities are generously supported by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).