Biomimetics is the idea of creating new technologies abstracted from what we find in biology. Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves seeks that technological inspiration from the rich biodiversity of marine organisms.
Bringing both a biological and engineering perspective to the biomimetic potential of oceanic organisms, this richly illustrated book investigates questions such as:
Each chapter explores an area where we, as divers and technologists, can benefit from understanding how animals survive in the sea, presenting case studies that demonstrate how natural solutions can be applied to mankind’s engineering challenges.
Homo aquaticus. Swimming through syrup. The hydrostat. Jet propulsion for soft bodies. Buoyancy. Drag. Fins and brains. Listening to the silent world. Underwater sensing for navigation and survival. Stealth and show: A mind game.