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1 March 2012 Move Over! Studying Flatfish Travel Patterns to Profile Fish Behavior
Terry Aultman, Mary Carla Curran
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The way an animal moves from place to place can inform us about its life and environment. In this lesson, students examine the travel patterns of juvenile flatfishes in an estuary. The process of sampling bottom-dwelling fishes is explained, and data from a university-based marine science laboratory are evaluated. Students compare the distance traveled by juvenile fish to human movement by determining their own average step length. Comparing step length to the distance-to-body-length traveled by flatfish enables students to put in perspective the journey taken by the fish.

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Terry Aultman and Mary Carla Curran "Move Over! Studying Flatfish Travel Patterns to Profile Fish Behavior," The American Biology Teacher 74(3), 164-169, (1 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.3.7
Published: 1 March 2012
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