Entrainment of a Tidal Rhythm

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Science  19 Feb 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3660, pp. 864-867
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3660.864


The endogenous tidal rhythm of locomotor activity of the sandbeach isopod, Excirolana chiltoni, has been entrained in the laboratory by a device designed to simulate wave action on a beach. The essential component of the treatment appears to be mechanical stimulation by a water current.