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Costs and benefits of swarming behaviour in mysids: does orientation and position in the swarm matter?

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Ritz, DA and Metillo, EB, Costs and benefits of swarming behaviour in mysids: does orientation and position in the swarm matter?, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 78, (3) pp. 1011-1014. ISSN 0025-3154 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0025315400044957

Abstract

Mysids (Paramesopodopsis rufa) were tethered in both swarm and school formations in a flow tank to test whether food capture was influenced by orientation or position in the aggregation. Neither orientation nor position exerted a significant influence on food capture success. However, the two formations differed in that certain positions in the polarized configuration were significantly correlated. In addition individuals at the front of the aggregation captured more food (though non-significantly) with a significantly higher degree of variation. This experiment has demonstrated the feasibility of measuring food capture success in different locations within an aggregation of crustaceans.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:Ritz, DA (Associate Professor David Ritz)
Author:Metillo, EB (Mr Ephrime Bicay Metillo)
ID Code:13807
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08
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