Blood Flow in a Fin

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This award-winning video shows blood flowing through the tail fin of a small fish. Cells flow outward in a central vessel, then split to either side for the return journey. In this microscopic video, the speed of individual cells seems quite fast, even though the vessels themselves are only wide enough for the blood cells to move in single file. Flow at the microscale can be counterintuitive like that. (Video and image credit: F. Weston for the 2023 Nikon Small World in Motion Competition; via Colossal)

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