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SPERM MOTILITY 3D
The sperm moves by rotating its tail in a spiral motion through the water. This induces waves of force backward propelling the sperm forward.

If the sperm hits a hard surface, like an egg, the spiral motion will cause the entire sperm to rotate.

Windows: Right click on animation and choose save to file

Macintosh: Hold click on animation and choose save to file

© 1997 Chris Patton, Stanford University