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
Jumars.  

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:
475.


Kevin J. Eckelbarger, Ph.D.
Director, Darling Marine Center
The University of Maine
193 Clark's Cove Road
Walpole, Me. USA 04573
http://server.dmc.maine.edu
and
Professor,
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine Orono
Orono, Me. 04469

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