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01.21.2014: Stretching filaments and loggerhead turtle migration along the Kuroshio ExtensionΒΆ


Figure 1: Stretching filaments (colors) and positions of loggerhead turtles (blue dots) during the year 2004. The stretching filaments correspond to the unstable manifolds (finite-size Lyapunov exponent or FSLE) of the surface ocean currents provided by OSCAR.

computed with compute_fsle.m in RESEARCH/PROJECTS/MARINE_BIOLOGY/TURTLES/analysis on the main disk.