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Data associated with Matveev et al: Sensitivity to and active use of ambient flow by a deep-sea glass spongeDownload
How flow moves through porous structures like sponges is a fluid dynamic problem that has challenged physical and biological scientists. Sponges possess biological pump cells that are known to drive water flow, and yet their porous bodies have often been proposed to take advantage of ambient...
Suspension feeders are an important component of carbon exchange between the water column and the seafloor, a process called pelagic-benthic coupling. Sponges (Phylum Porifera) are filter feeders that consume especially small particles. They eat bacteria, which are inaccessible to most other...
Three-Dimensional Bookstein Shape Coordinates and Functional Morphology of Passive Suspension Feeding in Composita (Brachiopoda, Athyridida)Download
The effects of shell morphology on passive fluid circulation are examined in Late Mississippian through Late Pennsylvanian Composita (Brachiopoda, Athyridida) from Texas, Kentucky, and Iowa. The first three-dimensional derivation of Bookstein shape coordinates is given in association with an...