Recent Submissions

  • Costs of locomotion and vertic dynamics of cephalopods and fish 

    Webber, DM, JP Aitken, and RK O'Dor. 2000. "Costs of locomotion and vertic dynamics of cephalopods and fish." Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 73(6): 651-662.
    The world's oceans are three-dimensional habitats that support high diversity and biomass. Because the densities of most of the constituents of life are greater than that of seawater, planktonic and pelagic organisms had ...
  • The Forces Acting on Swimming Squid 

    O'dor R K . 1988. "The Forces Acting on Swimming Squid." Journal of Experimental Biology 137: 421-442.
    1. Analysis of cine fils and intramantle pressure records for squid Loligo opalescens Berry swimming in a tunnel respirometer provided estimates of all the forces acting in the horizontal and vertical planes for swimming ...
  • Circulation time, blood reserves and extracellular space in a cephalopod 

    O'Dor, R. K., and MJ Wells. 1984. "Circulation time, blood reserves and extracellular space in a cephalopod." Journal of Experimental Biology 113: 461-464.
    Octopus vulgaris Cuvier has a fully enclosed blood system that includes large blood sinuses behind the eyes and around the gut. It would be useful to know the mean circulation time, the minimal number of heartbeats needed ...