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Measurement of the vibrations the sensory neurons of the anterior lateral line can detect in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki in relation to prey detection
Entry ID: K012_1985_1986_NZ_2

Abstract: A study of predator-prey interaction was focussed into an investigation of non-visual sensory interaction between Pagothenia borchgrevinki and its prey. Recordings were made from sensory neurons of the anterior lateral line which responded to water vibrations. Frequency/response analysis of lateral line sense organs was determined by stimulating the water with a vibrating sphere. Simultaneous recordings of crustacean swimming and lateral line nerve activity were recorded to determine if the lateral line is capable of detecting prey.
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

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Start Date: 1985-10-30
Stop Date: 1985-12-18
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Macdonald, J.A. Montgomery, J.C. Lateral lines of Antarctic fish are tuned to vibrations of prey. New Zealand Antarctic record 7(1): 19-20, 1986.
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