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Journal of Aquaculture Engineering and Fisheries Research

Opinion - (2024) Volume 10, Issue 1

Using undulating elongated fin propulsion, underwater collision avoidance
Manuel Gesto*
Department of Aquaculture, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
*Correspondence: Manuel Gesto, Department of Aquaculture, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, Email:

Received: Jan 01, 2024, Manuscript No. JAEFR-24-126353; Editor assigned: Jan 03, 2024, Pre QC No. JAEFR-24-126353 (PQ); Reviewed: Jan 17, 2024, QC No. JAEFR-24-126353; Revised: Jan 22, 2024, Manuscript No. JAEFR-24-126353 (R); Published: Jan 29, 2024, DOI: 10.3153/JAEFR.10.01.08

Citation: Gesto M. Using undulating elongated fin propulsion, underwater collision avoidance. J Aquacult Eng Fish Res. 2024; 10(1)


Climate change and habitat destruction further compound the challenges for fish populations. Altered water temperatures and degraded ecosystems may exacerbate the limitations imposed by fish fins. Understanding the drawbacks of fish fins is crucial for implementing effective conservation strategies. Efforts to protect critical habitats, regulate fishing practices, and address climate change contribute to the overall well-being of fish populations. Scientific research plays a pivotal role in unravelling the complexities of fish fins and their drawbacks. Technological advancements, including underwater robotics and high-speed imaging, offer valuable tools for studying fish locomotion in unprecedented detail. Biomechanical studies explore the intricate mechanics of fish fins, shedding light on how different fin shapes and sizes impact hydrodynamics. This knowledge informs researchers about the trade-offs between manoeuvrability and speed. Underwater robotics inspired by fish locomotion provide insights into how natural drawbacks can be overcome. Biomimicry, drawing inspiration from nature, contributes to the development of more efficient underwater vehicles.


Exhibits showcasing the drawbacks and adaptations of fish fins can enhance public awareness. Involving the public in citizen science initiatives encourages individuals to contribute to fish research. Observations and data collected by citizens contribute to a broader understanding of fish behaviours and challenges. Fish fins, despite their drawbacks, represent the culmination of millions of years of evolutionary refinement. Understanding the intricacies of fish locomotion, the challenges posed by their fins, and the ways in which fish adapt to their environments contributes to a holistic perspective on aquatic life. As humans continue to explore and exploit aquatic ecosystems, recognizing the drawbacks of fish fins becomes imperative for sustainable resource management and conservation. By fostering a deeper appreciation for the complexities of fish biology, we can work towards coexisting harmoniously with these remarkable inhabitants of our planet's waters. This behaviour is often observed in territorial disputes or mating competitions. In schools of fish, synchronized fin movements play a crucial role in maintaining cohesion and navigating through their environment. The collective fin beats create a mesmerizing display of coordination. Human activities, including overfishing and habitat destruction, pose severe threats to fish populations.


Efforts to promote sustainable fisheries and marine conservation play a pivotal role in safeguarding fish populations. Implementing responsible fishing practices and preserving critical habitats are essential steps toward maintaining the ecological integrity of aquatic environments. The study of fish fins inspires innovations in robotics and engineering. Researchers explore biomimicry, designing robotic systems that replicate the efficiency and adaptability of fish fins for applications in underwater exploration and surveillance. As climate change affects aquatic environments, research on fish fins provides insights into how fish populations adapt to altered conditions. Understanding these adaptations is crucial for predicting the impact of climate change on aquatic ecosystems.



Conflict Of Interest

The author declares there is no conflict of interest in publishing this article.