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The angle of attack of the body of common bream while swimming at different speeds in a flume tank

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The body attack angle of common bream Abramis brama varied with swimming speed and was best described by  = −3·32 (±0·24) − 9·23 (±0·54)eu(r2 = 0·56, P < 0·0001; ±1s.e. given in parentheses), where  is the body attack angle and u is swimming speed. The hypothesis that neutrally buoyant fishes may swim with body attack angles deviating increasingly from 0° as the swimming speed decreases is supported.
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Keywords: Abramis brama; acoustic angle transmitter; body attack angle; stability control; telemetry; tilting behaviour

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Department of Inland Fisheries, Vejlsøvej 39, DK-8600 Silkeborg, Denmark and 2: University of Durham, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, South Road, Durham, DHI 3LE, U.K.

Publication date: 2005-02-01

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