Internal Behavior in Fish Schools

Science  14 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3772, pp. 260-262
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3772.260


Structural changes within fish schools correlate with declines in environmental oxygen. The changes may result from the responses of individual fish to the environmental consequences of group metabolism. Individual behaviors are adaptive to the school in that they tend to maintain stability between school members and their environment.