Extreme flow simulations reveal skeletal adaptations of deep-sea sponges

Extreme flow simulations reveal skeletal adaptations of deep-sea sponges

Nature, Published online: 21 July 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03658-1

High-performance hydrodynamic simulations show that the skeletal structure of the deep-sea sponge Euplectella aspergillum reduces the hydrodynamic stresses on it, while possibly being beneficial for feeding and reproduction.Extreme flow simulations reveal skeletal adaptations of deep-sea sponges
Source: Nature