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Fish in Lévy-flight foraging

Lévy flights are a theoretical construct that has attracted wide interdisciplinary interest. Empirical evidence shows that the principle applies to the foraging of marine predators.

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Figure 1: Comparison of a Lévy flight with a Brownian random walk.

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Viswanathan, G. Fish in Lévy-flight foraging. Nature 465, 1018–1019 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/4651018a

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