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Clara O'Farrell
Graduate Student

A simulated eel swims forward, shedding a pair of vortex rings at the tip of its tail with each tail beat. The bright ridges in the eel's wake show the attracting LCS: the lines to which fluid particles will as the eel swims.

ofarrell@cds.caltech.edu

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