Maurolicus muelleri

New publication: Hiding in plain sight: Predator avoidance behaviour of mesopelagic Maurolicus muelleri during foraging

Tuesday 23 Jan 24
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A publication related to MEESO has been published in Marine Ecology Progress Series.

The paper describes the results of investigations tracking single mesopelagic fishes and applying their 3D trajectories in a self-overlap model to observe if swimming in specific patterns would enable both feeding and predator avoidance. The results show a large range of behaviours probably influenced by several factors, and behaviour differing between ontogenetic stages.

Reference
Title: Hiding in plain sight: Predator avoidance behaviour of mesopelagic Maurolicus muelleri during foraging
Authors: Kjetil Gjeitsund Thorvaldsen, Stefan Neuenfeldt, Patrizio Mariani & J. Rasmus Nielsen
Journal: Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 9, 2023
Link: doi.org/10.3354/meps14424

 

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23 JUNE 2024