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The Physics of Mudskippers and Other Land Locomotors

Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman, professor of physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was the lead author of a study published recently that investigated how aquatic animals transitioned to dry land millions of years ago. The scientists used robotics and mudskippers to study how these animal climb ashore in various conditions. They theorize that tails helped provide stability and forward momentum for aquatic animals as they moved onto land. Goldman will discuss the findings of this study. In late 2016 the Aquarium opened a new mudskipper exhibit on Harbor Terrace.

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The Physics of Mudskippers and Other Land Locomotors
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When Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
Tickets You can purchase tickets online for this lecture. You will need to select the option from the menu, correct time, and date on the following pages. Seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students attending for free can also reserve seats online.
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Daniel Goldman was the lead author of a study published recently that investigated how aquatic animals transitioned to dry land millions of years ago.

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