The backflip of the simulated nauplius (Sage Jenson)

simulation and art by Sage Jenson, writing by Kit Kuksenok

The nauplius — or, larval crustacean [1] — moves in one of three ways. Below, for example, is “swimming by vibration,” where the recovery stroke sends the nauplius backwards in what looks like an awkward and inefficient flailing:

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