Polychaete Burrowing

Kevin E. Eckelbarger KevinE at maine.edu
Wed Feb 16 09:23:00 EST 2005

This recent article in Nature (see below) may be of interest to some of
you  who are interested in the mechanics of burrowing. It describes the
work of  a Ph.D. student (Kelly Dorgan) who is being supervised by Peter

Best wishes - Kevin Eckelbarger

Dorgan, K.M., P.A. Jumars, B. Johnson, B.P. Boudreau, and E. Landis.
2005. Burrowing by crack propagation through muddy sediment. Nature 433:

Kevin J. Eckelbarger, Ph.D.
Director, Darling Marine Center
The University of Maine
193 Clark's Cove Road
Walpole, Me. USA 04573
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine Orono
Orono, Me. 04469

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