Stenotherms at sub-zero temperatures: thermal dependence of swimming performance in Antarctic fish

@article{Wilson2001StenothermsAS,
  title={Stenotherms at sub-zero temperatures: thermal dependence of swimming performance in Antarctic fish},
  author={Robbie S Wilson and Craig E. Franklin and William J Davison and Peter Kraft},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2001},
  volume={171},
  pages={263-269}
}
We examined the burst swimming performance of two Antarctic fishes, Trematomus bernacchii and T. centronotus, at five temperatures between –1°C and 10°C. As Antarctic fishes are considered one of the most cold specialised and stenothermal of all ectotherms, we predicted they would possess a narrow thermal performance breadth for burst swimming and a correlative decrease in performance at high temperatures. Burst swimming was assessed by videotaping swimming sequences with a 50-Hz video camera… CONTINUE READING

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