Shinsuke Torisawa

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Tuna and marlin have well-developed vision. It has been suggested that the vision of the tuna is a major sensory element greatly affecting its behavior. In a behavioral experiment, Nakamura determined the visual acuity of adult skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis. Kawamura et al. calculated the visual acuity of adult bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus,(More)
Schooling was first observed at 25-27 days after hatching (26. 2-33. 8 mm, total length) in the Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis. At this time, the mode of swimming changed from intermittent sprinting to continuous cruising, and this allowed the fish to adjust to an inertial hydrodynamic environment.
The effects of vision development and light intensity on schooling behaviour during growth in juvenile Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis were investigated using both behavioural and histological approaches. The schooling behaviour of three age groups [25, 40 and 55 days post hatching (dph)] of juvenile T. orinetalis were examined under various light(More)
In order to make quantitative statements regarding behavior patterns in animals, it is important to establish whether new observations are statistically consistent with the animal's equilibrium behavior. For example, traumatic stress from the presence of a telemetry transmitter may modify the baseline behavior of an animal, which in turn can lead to a bias(More)
In this study, the visual acuity, visual accommodation, and spectral sensitivity of the elkhorn sculpin were determined. The elkhorn sculpin Alcichthys alcicornis is a typical groundfish that has conspicuously large eyes. They are caught by bottom gillnets, trawl nets, bottom line angling, and other fishing methods. Although fish behavior arising from(More)
It is necessary to understand the processes involved in sinking death in Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis aquaculture in order to develop methods to prevent or minimize this problem. We observed the nighttime vertical distribution of Pacific bluefin tuna in the water column on 2–9 DAH and the morphological characteristics of the larvae, in order to(More)
We explore how a stochastic model provides the most promising avenue towards predicting fish movement. To construct a stochastic model describing fish movement, trajectories of ten juveniles in a water tank were analyzed from a stochastic point of view. The heading angle was defined as a random variable. Our analysis found that the most probable forward(More)
The visual acuity, visual axis and visual accommodation of pointhead flounder, slime flounder, and red halibut were determined to obtain basic knowledge for developing appropriate fishing gear and fishing methods for sustainable fisheries. Each of these species has a different ecotype in terms of habitat, depth and prey species. Thus, it was hypothesized(More)
In this study, we determined the color vision and spectral sensitivity of pointhead flounder, slime flounder, and red halibut by recording electrophysiological S-potentials from isolated retinas; this basic data was collected to aid the selection of appropriate colors and effective wavelengths for selective fishing gear for sustainable fisheries. Four kinds(More)
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