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Aquatic vertebrates that emerge onto land to spawn, feed, or evade aquatic predators must return to the water to avoid dehydration or asphyxiation. How do such aquatic organisms determine their

Aquatic vertebrates that emerge onto land to spawn, feed, or evade aquatic predators must return to the water to avoid dehydration or asphyxiation. How do such aquatic organisms determine their location on land? Do particular behaviors facilitate a safe return to the aquatic realm? In this study, we asked: will fully-aquatic mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) stranded on a slope modulate locomotor behavior according to body position to facilitate movement back into the water?

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    • 2014-08-27
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104569
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      1939-1560

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    Boumis, R. J., Ferry, L. A., Pace, C. M., & Gibb, A. C. (2014). Heads or Tails: Do Stranded Fish (Mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis) Know Where They Are on a Slope and How to Return to the Water? PLoS ONE, 9(8). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0104569

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