The influence of turbidity on three-spined stickleback foraging

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Three-spined sticklebacks Gasterosteus aculeatus were used as a model to test for the effects of turbidity on visual-predator foraging. While the number of feeding lunges and number of prey consumed did not change with increasing turbidity, reactive distance to prey decreased.

Keywords: behaviour; foraging; harbour; reactive distance; stickleback; turbidity

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, U.S.A.

Publication date: March 1, 2007

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