Oxygen transport and cardiovascular responses to exercise in the yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares.

Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares (1400-2175 g) instrumented with electrocardiogram electrodes and pre- and post-branchial catheters were subjected to incremental swimming velocity tests. Increasing velocity, from a minimal speed of 1.0 FLs-1, where FL is fork length, resulted in a 1.4-fold increase in heart rate (from 61.4 to 84.6 beats min-1), an elevated… (More)