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Coral reef fishes exploit flow refuges in high-flow habitats

Johansen, J L; Bellwood, David; Fulton, Christopher


Behaviour can offset the limitations of the morphology and physiology of a species to profoundly influence patterns of resource use. In fishes, flow refuging is a behavioural mechanism that may facilitate the occupation of turbulent, high-flow habitats by reducing extreme environmental demands on their swimming capabilities. Using a novel combination of experimental and field techniques, we examined the refuging patterns of coral reef fishes to demonstrate the potential energetic advantages of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine Ecology Progress Series
DOI: 10.3354/meps07482


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