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Life sciences : Zoology
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Video tracking in the extreme: a new possibility for tracking nocturnal underwater transparent animals with fluorescent elastomer tags
English
Delcourt, Johann mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Biologie du comportement - Ethologie et psychologie animale >]
Ylieff, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Biologie du comportement - Ethologie et psychologie animale >]
Bolliet, Valérie [Institut Scientifique de Recherche Agronomique - INRA/ UPPA > Pôle d'Hydrobiologie, St Pée sur Nivelle, France > UMR Ecologie et Biologie des Populations de Poissons (ECOBIOP) > >]
Poncin, Pascal mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Biologie du comportement - Ethologie et psychologie animale >]
Bardonnet, Agnès [Institut Scientifique de Recherche Agronomique - INRA/ UPPA > Pôle d'hydrobiologie de St Pée sur Nivelle, France > UMR Ecologie & biologie des populations de Poissons ECOBIOP > >]
2011
Behavior Research Methods
Psychonomic Society
43
590-600
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1554-351X
1554-3528
Austin
TX
[en] multitracking ; VIE tags ; fish ; Anguilla anguilla ; glass eels ; migration ; swimming behaviour ; motion analysis
[en] Initially developed so that an individual could be recognised in mark-recapture studies of aquatic animals, fluorescent VIE (Visible Implant Elastomer) tags are used here for a new application in ethometry: the study of behavior of transparent animals in dim light or in darkness using automatic tracking technology. The application and validation of this multitracking method is tested in the context of research on the glass eel (Anguilla anguilla) estuarine migratory behavior, a crucial point to better understand the dynamics of this endangered species. The method makes it possible to measure the activity (notably distance and speed) of four individuals as a function of tidal and nycthemeral rhythms in the same flume (circular aquarium simulating the river or estuarine conditions) across a wide time scale (from seconds to weeks).
INRA/UPPA UMR ECOBIOP St Pée sur Nivelle France ; Behavioural Biology Unit: Laboratory of Fish and Amphibian Ethology, ULg
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS ; INRA ; Tournesol Hubert Curien WBI ; EGIDE ; Région Aquitaine
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/78989
10.3758/s13428-011-0060-5

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