Behavioral Thermoregulation by Fishes: A New Experimental Approach

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Science  30 Jun 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4042, pp. 1443-1445
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4042.1443


Electronic equipment allows fishes, by their spatial movements, to regulate the temperature in experimental tanks. Swimming into warmer water causes the temperature of the entire tank to increase; conversely, swimming into cooler water causes the temperature to decrease. The technique may be adapted for studying simultaneous behavioral regulation of temperature and nonthermal factors.

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