Effects of capture and transmitter attachments on the swimming speed of large juvenile lemon sharks in the wild

L. F. Sundström, S. H. Gruber

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Abstract

The swimming speed of seven large juvenile lemon sharks Negaprion brevirostris following attachment of an external speed-sensing ultrasonic transmitter was significantly higher during the first 18 h after release compared to the average swimming speed obtained >48 h after release. The external speed-sensing transmitter can be used to monitor the voluntary swimming speed of large fishes in the field, but data during the first 24 h period should be excluded from analysis of natural speeds, at least from species similar in behaviour to N. brevirostris.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)834-838
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002

Keywords

  • Elasmobranch
  • Speed-sensing
  • Telemetry
  • Ultrasonic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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