A physics-based model of swarming jellyfish

Erik Gengel*, Zafrir Kuplik, Dror Angel, Eyal Heifetz

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We propose a model for the structure formation of jellyfish swimming based on active Brownian particles. We address the phenomena of counter-current swimming, avoidance of turbulent flow regions and foraging. We motivate corresponding mechanisms from observations of jellyfish swarming reported in the literature and incorporate them into the generic modelling framework. The model characteristics is tested in three paradigmatic flow environments.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0288378
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number7 JULY
StatePublished - Jul 2023


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Universität Potsdam
Tel Aviv University


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