Post-feeding thermotaxis and daily vertical migration in a larval fish

  title={Post-feeding thermotaxis and daily vertical migration in a larval fish},
  author={Wayne A. Wurtsbaugh and Darcy Neverman},
Many aquatic animals make daily vertical migrations, typically ascending into warm shallow strata for the night and descending to cooler, deeper layers of lakes or oceans for the day. Although some organisms may migrate to avoid predation1–3 researchers have also suggested that daily migration is a thermoregulatory strategy allowing ectotherms to lower their metabolic rates in cold, deep waters, thus conserving energy4,5. Tests of this hypothesis, however, have been equivocal6–8. Here we… CONTINUE READING
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