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lateral line

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A series of sensory pores along the head and sides of fish and some amphibians by which water currents, vibrations, and pressure changes are detected.
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The methodology proposed for the dimensioning of lateral lines, consisting of microtube emitters operated under variable inlet pressure, is characterized by the steps described hereinafter.
The 'roots' are present on the tubercles that are arranged in longitudinal rows along the dorsal and anal fins, but are lacking on tubercles on the head and along the lateral lines.
1) More applicable to muskies, he wrote that benthic and pelagic fish use the lateral line to sense water motions (oscillations) made by other animals, and can use the information to localize the source.
Lateral line pored scales 24-31 (usually 26-28), ending below middle of third dorsal fin; total lateral scales 38 (rarely 37 or 39).
diameter cast iron and Orange-burg lateral lines was badly tuberculated, so their flow capacity was already restricted.
For newly planted trees, install a J-Ioop off the lateral line, cutting the tubing at least I 1/2 times longer than is needed to circle the small root system; install an end cap.
Each irrigation unit had a gate valve and one analog glycerine manometer graduated from 0 to 400 kPa, for pressure regulation, and one derivation line (PVC, 32 mm) with nine connectors for the insertion of nine 8-m-long polyethylene lateral lines, totaling 36 lateral lines on the entire bench.
In combination with our expertise in pipe bursting," Metcalf said, "our new CIPP product line provides our customers with a complete trenchless solution for replacing and rehabilitating lateral lines.
Although some progress was made regarding the lateral lines, a dispute between Southbridge and Charlton over water line rights continues to paralyze the project.
Enbridge's existing Christina Lake lateral and terminal facilities include two 8-inch lateral lines plus 240,000 bbls of tankage and connect the enhanced oil project to Enbridge's Athabasca Pipeline.
In this case, the owner, Kissimmee Department of Water Resources, had reservations about the laterals, and believed a lot of sand, grit, and groundwater was entering their system through the lateral lines.
Apart from feeding on sight and smell, salmon use their lateral lines - nerve cells - to detect vibrations, such as those emitted from a flasher.