Title

Influence of coded micro-wire tags on postlarval lobster (Homarus americanus) behavior

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1999

Abstract

The influence of coded micro-wire tags on postlarval lobster behavior was investigated in a simulated cobble environment. Newly settled postlarvae were divided into two treatment groups, tagged and untagged. Seven behavioral categories were identified and the proportion of time spent in each for each treatment was evaluated. We observed no difference in the proportion of time spent in any of the behaviors between tagged and untagged postlarvae. We conclude that the presence of micro-wire tags does not influence behavior of newly settled lobsters.

Publication Title

Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology

Volume

32

Issue

4

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