Tuna: Physiology, Ecology, and Evolution, Volume 19: Physiological Ecology and Evolution (Fish Physiology)

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This book is a multidisciplinary volume that overviews the most recent literature covering the physiology, biomechanics, evolution, and ecology of tunas. It examines critical areas of molecular and organismal physiology, phylogeny, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Recently developed techniques for electronic tagging of fish are presented. The book covers all aspects of tuna biology, from metabolism and cardiovascular research to reproductive biology.


* Contains a comprehensive review of tuna biology
* Provides a synthesis of archival and pop-up satellite tag technology in tunas
* Covers the phylogenetics of modern tunas
* Includes color plates on morphology, physiology, ecology, and oceanography

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Tuna are biologically fascinating, with many specializations such as endothermy (warm-bloodedness), aerobic capacity, and migratory abilities. The primary focus of this book is the physiology of tuna with respect to biomechanics, thermoregulation, and morphology. An evolutionary and phylogenetic backdrop illustrates the importance of comparative perspectives. Because of the economic importance of tuna, a secondary focus of the book is tuna aquaculture and conservation.

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Barbara A. Block, Hopkins Marine Station, Pacific Grove, California, U.S.A.
E. Donald Stevens, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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