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By Eugene L. Nakamura (auth.), Howard E. Winn, Bori L. Olla (eds.)

What were introduced jointly in those volumes are works symbolize­ ing quite a few sleek quantitative experiences on a decide upon team of marine organisms. many of the species studied the following signify easy organic ex­ perimental subjects-in a few circumstances, marine types of the white rat and pigeon-that are getting used for quite a lot of reviews. different species studied have been nearly unknown as experimental animals. The authors have studied their animals in significant intensity, usually in either the sphere and the laboratory. it truly is this move reference among actual lifestyles and the synthetic yet managed stipulations of the laboratory which supplies us the mandatory realizing, and finally the potential, for bettering our quickly deteriorating surroundings, a needs to for man's survival, upkeep, and development of the standard of dwelling criteria. a right away outgrowth of a AAAS symposium entitled "Recent Advances within the habit of Marine Organisms" held in December 1966, those vol­ umes contain an inexpensive stability among evaluate and unique unpublished learn. Of the various folks who've made those volumes attainable, we want to specifically thank Nancy Fish, Lois Wino, Mabel Trafford, and Deborah Brennan. The latter finished many of the ultimate editorial paintings. The body of workers of Plenum Press have been cooperative in all points of our rela­ tionship. simply the 2 editors are accountable for defects within the volumes. We think the papers provided are major and should be of value to contributors of the medical community.

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Each histogram (scale at upper left) shows the percentage of a 3-min observation period spent at a particular distance. 2 knots. less vigorously than in the morning when current was not flowing, and both remained closer to the rock than on afternoons when current was flowing. The adults almost continuously remained farther from the rock than juveniles whenever fish were in the water column during the day. An adult male guarding its territory ranged throughout the water column and consistently returned to tend an area of rock that it kept clean of growth (Fig.

After methods and facilities for establishing skipjack tuna and other species in captivity had been developed, additional experimental and observational tanks and pools were built. 2 m deep was built in 1960. The tank (Fig. 12) was enclosed in a Quonset hut to control light. Also, the Quonset hut facilitated observations by preventing rippling of the water surface by winds. Clear glass windows were placed in the ends of the tank. The observer conducted experiments from observation booths placed over the ends of the arms.

1954) made ersatz baits by impregnating gelatin and macaroni with extracts of fish and squid, and tested them on both captive and wild tunas. Responses to electrical stimuli were studied briefly by Miyake and Steiger (1957). All of these experiments were summarized by Tester (1959). In the late 1950s, facilities for holding and observing tunas ashore were developed at HL to complement the facilities developed to observe tunas at sea. A salt water well was dug in 1958 near the waterfront to get clean sea water-salt water which had undergone natural filtration and thus was relatively free of pollutants and marine organisms.

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