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Temperature dependent pre- and postprandial activity in Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis)

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Feb 9 2019

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Adrian C.Gleiss, Jonathan J.Dale, Dane H.Klinger, Ethan E.Estess, Luke D.Gardner, Benjamin Machado, Alexander G.Norton, Charles Farwell, Barbara A.Block

• Pacific bluefin tuna display temperature dependence in volitional activity

• Specific Dynamic Action (SDA) elevates volitional swimming speed

• SDA linked increases in activity only comprise minor portion of total oxygen consumption

• Temperature driven changes in activity are important considerations for bioenergetics models