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Item Description Domm, S.B. en_US Domm, A.J. en_US 2008-03-13T04:17:06Z 2008-03-13T04:17:06Z 1973-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Domm SB, Domm AJ. 1973. The sequence of appearance at dawn and disappearance at dusk of some coral reef fishes. Pac Sci 27(2): 128-135. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.description.abstract Coral reef fishes were observed from the Hook Island Underwater Observatory and the light intensity and time at which each species appeared at dawn and disappeared at dusk were measured. For the species considered there was a definite sequence of disappearance at dusk (showing family groupings) that more or less reversed itself in the appearance at dawn. Light is probably a factor governing this behavior but whether it is light intensity, rate of change of light intensity, or a change in light quality (wavelength) is not known. It is postulated that the sequential appearance at dawn and disappearance at dusk of the fishes may have evolved to reduce confusion and hence the likelihood of predation at this time. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coral reef fishes -- Behavior -- Whitsunday Group (Qld.) en_US
dc.title The Sequence of Appearance at Dawn and Disappearance at Dusk of Some Coral Reef Fishes en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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