Behavior

Ctenophores are predators either actively foraging or serving as an ambush predator. Ctenophores are capable of a wide suite of complex behavioral patterns that belie their apparent structural simplicity. Water flow patterns around a number of ctenophore species have been observed in the field and in the laboratory, with the findings that ctenophores manipulate water flow in a manner that can enhance locomotion (jet propulsion and "flying"), feeding ability (capture and handling of prey), and the ability to escape from predators.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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