Interfacial Organisms: Passive Ventilation in the Velocity Gradients near Surfaces

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Science  14 Jan 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4018, pp. 210-211
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4018.210


A variety of animals, including certain sponges, tube-dwellinlg worms, tropical termites, and prairie dogs, either are themselves arranged or construct domiciles arranged to permit flow of fluid inside the system driven by a velocity gradient in an external stream of fluid.