Infographic: Swimming After Eating

How a meal affects minnows' positions in their schools

Ashley Yeager
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Hungry minnows tend to swim at the front of the school and eat until they are full (top). Once the front swimmers have had their fill, they shift to the back of the school where they can expend less energy swimming and more energy digesting their food (bottom).

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