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Effects of suspended sediments on the predator escape performance and antipredator behaviour of a coral reef fish

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Title
Effects of suspended sediments on the predator escape performance and antipredator behaviour of a coral reef fish
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2017-10-13
Date Record Modified
2020-07-24
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2016-03-01 to 2016-06-30
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Experiments conducted at the Marine and Aquaculture Research Facility Unit (MARFU) at James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: brief

    This dataset contains data collected during a suite of experiments on a coral reef fish, Amphiprion melanopus (cinnamon clownfish). The aims of the experiments were to test the effects of suspended sediments on the predator escape performance and antipredator behaviour of A. melanopus juveniles.

  2. Type: full

    This datasets contains three data sets collected during a suite of experiments examining the effects of suspended sediments on the fast start performance and antipredator behaviour (activity level and thigmotaxis) of Amphiprion melanopus juveniles:

    1) Dataset 1, thigmotaxis: This dataset contains measurements of the distance between test fish and the center of the experimental arena, which was determined every 3 seconds throughout a 2 minutes test period.
    2) Dataset 2, activity levels: This dataset contains the total distance moved by each fish throughout a 2 minutes test period.
    3) Dataset 3, fast starts: This dataset contains measurements of the response latency to a simulated predator attack; average escape speeds, maximum escape speeds, and distance escaped within the first 24 ms of the escape response of the fish. This data was collected using high speed (480 frames per second) videos.

    All of this data was collected at the Marine and Aquaculture Research Facility Unit (MARFU) at James Cook University, Townsville between March and June 2016.

Related Publications
  1. Hess, Sybille, Allan, Bridie J.M., Hoey, Andrew S., Jarrold, Michael D., Wenger, Amelia S., and Rummer, Jodie L. (2019) Enhanced fast-start performance and anti-predator behaviour in a coral reef fish in response to suspended sediment exposure. Coral Reefs, 38. pp. 103-108.
  2. Hess, Sybille, Allan, Bridie J.M., Hoey, Andrew S., Jarrold, Michael D., Wenger, Amelia S., and Rummer, Jodie L. (2019) Enhanced fast-start performance and anti-predator behaviour in a coral reef fish in response to suspended sediment exposure. Coral Reefs, 38. pp. 103-108.
    Green Open Access version (author accepted manuscript)
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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: Ms Sybille Hess , sybille.hess@my.jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Primary Contact
Ms Sybille Hess, sybille.hess@my.jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Dr Jodie Rummer , jodie.rummer@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060801 - Animal Behaviour (060801)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
Keywords
  1. coral reefs
  2. suspended sediments
  3. water quality
  4. coral reef fish
  5. fish health
  6. dredging
  7. terrestrial run-off
  8. performance
  9. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
Rights
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Data Citation
Cite:
Hess, S. (2017). Effects of suspended sediments on the predator escape performance and antipredator behaviour of a coral reef fish. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/59e5588c907c7
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/59e5588c907c7