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How Salmon Jump

Important features of jumping behavior shown by migrating salmon are described in a paper published on-line on 20 August 2010 in a special issue of the research journal BIOINSPIRATION AND BIOMIMETICS. The special issue has the title "Biomimetics of Aquatic Life." The paper was written by a group of former EEB graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working with Prof. Malcolm Gordon. The citation is:
Lauritzen, DV, Hertel, FS, Jordan, LK, and Gordon, MS. 2010. Salmon jumping: behaviour, kinematics, and optimal conditions, with possible implications for fish passageway design. Bioinspir. Biomim. 5(2010)035006 (11 pp). doi:10.1088/1748-3182/5/3/035006