Escape path complexity and its context dependency in Pacific blue-eyes (Pseudomugil signifer)

  title={Escape path complexity and its context dependency in Pacific blue-eyes (Pseudomugil signifer)},
  author={James E. Herbert-Read and Ashley J. W. Ward and David J. T. Sumpter and Richard Philip Mann},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  pages={2076 - 2081}
ABSTRACT The escape paths prey animals take following a predatory attack appear to be highly unpredictable – a property that has been described as ‘protean behaviour’. Here, we present a method of quantifying the escape paths of individual animals using a path complexity approach. When individual fish (Pseudomugil signifer) were attacked, we found that a fish's movement path rapidly increased in complexity following the attack. This path complexity remained elevated (indicating a more… 

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