Shell alters buoyancy: green turtle
The shell of some sea turtles allows for different levels of buoyancy for juveniles and adults by changing shape.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Identifying design features for safe and efficient passenger ferry systems. Shape for underwater transport devices.|
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Chelonia mydas LINNAEUS 1758
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered
Habitat(s): Marine Coastal/Supratidal, Marine Intertidal, Marine Neritic, Marine Oceanic
Some organism data provided by: TIGR Reptile Database
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Identifying design features for safe and efficient passenger ferry systems. Shape for underwater transport devices.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Transportation, boats, submarines
Florida Atlantic University