This week’s Headline of the Week appears in the Delhi Daily News, on October 1, 2014:
Tiny sea monkeys influence oceanic currents and waves
Tiny sea monkeys, which are actually a kind of shrimp, create giant ocean currents every evening after sunset.
Even though these sea monkeys are small in size they are given the name because their tail resembles a monkey’s tail.
Sea monkeys are also known as brine shrimp (Artemia salina) may contribute about a trillion watts, or a terawatt, of power to the surrounding ocean, churning the seas with the same power as the tides, the researchers said….
The article refers to the less colorfully worded study:
“Induced drift by a self-propelled swimmer at intermediate Reynolds numbers,” Janna C. Nawroth and John O. Dabiri, Physics of Fluids, (1994-present) 26, no. 9 (2014): 091108. The researchers are both at Caltech.
(Thanks to investigator Gary Dryfoos for bringing this to our attention.)