A pressurising system for long-term study of marine or freshwater organisms enabling the simulation of cyclic vertical migrations

Authors

  • Alfredo Damasceno-Oliveira Laboratório de Ecofisiologia, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR), Universidade do Porto - nstituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar (ICBAS), Universidade do Porto
  • José Gonçalves Laboratório de Ecofisiologia, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR), Universidade do Porto - nstituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar (ICBAS), Universidade do Porto
  • Joao Silva Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP)
  • Begoña Fernández-Durán Laboratório de Ecofisiologia, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR), Universidade do Porto
  • Joao Coimbra Laboratório de Ecofisiologia, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR), Universidade do Porto - nstituto de Ciências Biomédicas de Abel Salazar (ICBAS), Universidade do Porto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2004.68n4615

Keywords:

hydrostatic pressure, vertical movements, semi-diurnal cycle, fish behaviour, flounder

Abstract


A computer-controlled pressurising system enabling large aquatic organisms like marine fishes to be maintained for long periods is described. The paper presents a system that is capable not only of maintaining constant hydrostatic pressures but also of producing any desired cyclic variations of that parameter, allowing the close and reliable simulation of vertical migrations that many species of fishes and other aquatic animals perform during some stages of their life cycles.

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Published

2004-12-30

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Damasceno-Oliveira A, Gonçalves J, Silva J, Fernández-Durán B, Coimbra J. A pressurising system for long-term study of marine or freshwater organisms enabling the simulation of cyclic vertical migrations. scimar [Internet]. 2004Dec.30 [cited 2021Sep.28];68(4):615-9. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/425

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