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# Suspension feeding in the enigmatic Ediacaran organism Tribrachidium demonstrates complexity of Neoproterozoic ecosystems

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Science Advances  27 Nov 2015:
Vol. 1, no. 10, e1500800
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500800

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Fig. S1. Computational domain for CFD simulations.

Fig. S2. Results of CFD simulations with Tribrachidium oriented at 0° to the current, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).

Fig. S3. Results of CFD simulations with Tribrachidium oriented at 120° to the current, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).

Fig. S4. Results of CFD simulations with Tribrachidium oriented at 240° to the current, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).

Fig. S5. Results of CFD simulations with the null model, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).

Fig. S6. Comparison of the CFD simulations with different mesh sizes, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).

Model S1. Digital reconstruction of Tribrachidium in IGES format.

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• Fig. S1. Computational domain for CFD simulations.
• Fig. S2. Results of CFD simulations with Tribrachidium oriented at 0° to the current, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).
• Fig. S3. Results of CFD simulations with Tribrachidium oriented at 120° to the current, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).
• Fig. S4. Results of CFD simulations with Tribrachidium oriented at 240° to the current, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).
• Fig. S5. Results of CFD simulations with the null model, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).
• Fig. S6. Comparison of the CFD simulations with different mesh sizes, visualized as two-dimensional plots of flow velocity magnitude with flow vectors (gray arrows; length of arrows proportional to the natural logarithm of the flow velocity magnitude).

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• Model S1 (.igs format ). Digital reconstruction of Tribrachidium in IGES format.

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