Muscle Power Output during Escape Responses in an Antarctic Fish

@inproceedings{Franklin1997MusclePO,
  title={Muscle Power Output during Escape Responses in an Antarctic Fish},
  author={Craig E. Franklin and Ian Andrew Johnston},
  year={1997}
}
Escape responses (C-shaped fast-starts) were filmed at 500 frames s−1 in the Antarctic rock cod (Notothenia coriiceps) at 0 °C. The activation and strain patterns of the superficial fast myotomal muscle were measured simultaneously using electromyography and sonomicrometry respectively. In order to bend the body into the initial C-shape, the muscle fibres in the rostral myotomes (at 0.35L, where L is total length) shortened by up to 13 % of their resting length at a maximum velocity of 1.68… CONTINUE READING