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Starfish Pokes its Stomach Inside Out

A starfish pokes its stomach inside out, sliding it through the narrow gap in the mussel shell in order to feed by dissolving the living flesh inside. The set up for this video sequence, reveals what occurs in the wild, but is otherwise hidden and out of sight on the underside of the starfish. One […]

Common Mussel filter-feeding – Schlieren Imageing – Seeing the Unseen

To See The Unseen: A Common Mussel is filter-feeding and Schlieren Imageing techniques reveal the fluid-flow that cannot be seen with the naked eye. The fluid-flow itself is “work done” by the mussel, to suck seawater in, filter food particles and uuumph the water out agan, all in a flow-like stream. A bit of science […]