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Siphon directs underwater movement: octopus

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Octopus / Nick Hobgood / LicenseCC-by-sa - Attribution Share Alike

Siphons of octopi, squid, and cuttlefish jet through the water with directional control via jet propulsion.

BIOMIMICRY TAXONOMY
Summary
"Octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish have a more sophisticated version of jet propulsion. They expel water through a moveable tube called a siphon, which combines power with directional control." (Downer 2002:17)
About the inspiring organism
Octopoda
Octopoda

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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist


Bioinspired products and application ideas

Application Ideas: High flow liquid transport, macro and micro applications.

Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Manufacturing, transport

References
Downer, J. 2002. Weird Nature: An Astonishing Exploration of Nature's Strangest Behavior. Ontario: Firefly Books.
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Sherry
over 4 years ago
Thanks to Duarte Miguel Prazeres for finding and uploading this photo.
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