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Basilisk lizards are often studied for their unique ability to run across the surface of

water. Due to the complicated fluid dynamics of this process, the forces applied on the

water’s surface

Basilisk lizards are often studied for their unique ability to run across the surface of

water. Due to the complicated fluid dynamics of this process, the forces applied on the

water’s surface cannot be measured using traditional methods. This thesis presents a

novel technique of measuring the forces using a fluid dynamic force platform (FDFP),

a light, rigid box immersed in water. This platform, along with a motion capture

system, can be used to characterize the kinematics and dynamics of a basilisk lizard

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