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Go with the flow: tidal migration in marine animals
Gibson, R.N. (2003). Go with the flow: tidal migration in marine animals, in: Jones, M.B. et al. Migrations and dispersal of marine organisms: Proceedings of the 37th European Marine Biology Symposium held in Reykjavik, Iceland, 5-9 August 2002. Developments in Hydrobiology, 174: pp. 153-161. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2276-6_17
In: Jones, M.B. et al. (2003). Migrations and dispersal of marine organisms: Proceedings of the 37th European Marine Biology Symposium held in Reykjavik, Iceland, 5-9 August 2002. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia 503. Developments in Hydrobiology, 174. Springer Science+Business Media: Dordrecht. ISBN 978-90-481-6480-6; e-ISBN 978-94-017-2276-6. XII, 262 pp. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2276-6, more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more
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Gibson, R.N. (2003). Go with the flow: tidal migration in marine animals. Hydrobiologia 503: 153-161. https://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:HYDR.0000008488.33614.62, more

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Keywords
    Activity patterns
    Aquatic organisms > Marine organisms
    Aquatic organisms > Marine organisms > Fish > Marine fish
    Behaviour
    Behaviour > Feeding behaviour
    Behaviour > Migrations
    Behaviour > Migrations > Vertical migrations
    Behaviour > Protective behaviour
    Behaviour > Reproductive behaviour
    Biological phenomena > Biological rhythms
    Current direction
    Cycles > Tidal cycles
    Dispersion
    Dispersion > Biological drift
    Distribution > Ecological distribution
    Distribution > Geographical distribution > Horizontal distribution
    Environmental effects > Light effects
    Environmental effects > Tidal effects
    Environments > Aquatic environment > Marine environment > Intertidal environment
    Fauna > Aquatic organisms > Aquatic animals > Shellfish > Marine organisms > Marine crustaceans
    Light intensity
    Motion > Tidal motion > Tides
    Motion > Water motion > Water currents > Ocean currents
    Motion > Water motion > Water currents > Tidal currents
    Transport processes
    Velocity > Current velocity
    Water > Shallow water
    Crustacea [WoRMS]; Pisces [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal

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  • Gibson, R.N.

Abstract
    Many shallow-water organisms are subjected to regular, frequent and considerable changes in their environment imposed by the tides. Such changes range from complex alterations in local conditions, as in the intertidal zone, to simpler variations in current speed and direction offshore. To take advantage of the opportunities these changes provide, many animals undertake regular vertical and/or horizontal migratory movements in synchrony with the tidal cycle. Others use tidal currents selectively for transport to new habitats. Such movements vary in extent from a few mm to several km and may be modulated by the diel cycle of light intensity. This paper reviews the existence of tidal migration in marine animals from various taxa and habitats. Crustacean and fish examples illustrate the various functions of tidal migration, including transport, feeding, predator avoidance and reproduction. These functions are not necessarily mutually exclusive and may change throughout ontogeny. The mechanisms involved in migration are discussed in terms of direct reactions to environmental stimuli and the interaction of these responses with endogenous rhythms of activity and responsiveness.

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