Muscle temperature in free-swimming giant Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus L.)
Stevens, E. D.Kanwisher, J. W.Carey, F. G.
Journal of Thermal Biology
Muscle temperature was measured by telemetry in giant Atlantic bluefin tuna whilst the tuna were free-swimming in large pounds. Muscle temperature tended to remain steady at about 24 degreesC; water temperature ranged from 9 to 17 degreesC. Muscle temperature was much less Variable than stomach temperature in these fish. Muscle temperature varied less than 3 degreesC whereas stomach temperature varied by as much as 14 degreesC. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.