Measurements of the orientation response to water flow of the fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki and the role of the lateral line system in mediating the rheotaxic behaviour
Entry ID: K014_1996_1997_NZ_3

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Summary
Abstract: How the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki orientates to water flow (rheotaxis) was investigated by exposing captured fish to a laminar current flow at various flow rates in a custom built aquarium and monitoring the fish's response (directionally or not) and determining the minimum flow rate threshold required. The two major components of the lateral line system, superficial and canal neuromasts, were experimentally disabled to test for their possible roles in mediating rheotactic behaviour.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.67   W: 166.67

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-11-12
Stop Date: 1996-12-08
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
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Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 xtn 87245
Fax: +64 9 373 7415
Email: c.evans at auckland.ac.nz
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School of Biological Sciences
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Section
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
City: Auckland
Postal Code: 1142
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Baker, C.F., Montgomery, J.C. Lateral line mediated rheotaxis in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki. Polar biology 21: 305-309, 1999.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-11-05
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