Best Classroom Shapes for Fish Swimming in Schools

A team of researchers from NYU has identified the best arrangements for fish swimming in schools—formations that are superior in terms of saving energy while also optimising speed. The work confirms a long-held belief: fish swimming in orderly groups or formations spend less energy and move faster than when swimming alone. The researchers note that both the phalanx and diamond-lattice formations have been observed in fish schools, with smaller schools tending to adopt a phalanx formation and larger schools choosing a diamond lattice. NYU is a member of NYSERNet. Read more here: