The Responses of Young American Shad to Rapid Temperature Changes
Alosa sapidissima, American shad, avoidance behavior, juvenile, shad, tank
Journal or Book Title
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Captive juvenile American shad (Alosa sapidissima) avoided rapid temperature increases of about 4 ° C above acclimatization temperatures in an experimental tank. Responses to rapid temperature changes of about 1.0 ° C were not consistent and did not result in demonstrable avoidances. It is concluded that young shad are capable of avoiding potentially lethal temperature changes.