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I am an ecologist trying to teach a lay audience about ecological "circulatory systems" (i.e., streams and rivers) and wish to make some key comparisons to the human circulatory system. I have seen estimates of 60,000 -100,000 miles for the total length in the human body and that capillaries comprise most of this length. Similarly small streams are far longer than large rivers in aggregate. A rough estimate for the "human breakdown" would illuminate my example. Thanks!
Re: What is the relative total length of veins, arteries, and capillaries?
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