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Title: Homing behavior and high tide observations of the intertidal sculpin, Clinocottus analis
Student Author(s): Hall, Sharon J.
Pages: 32
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1989
Keywords: nearshore fishes
Abstract: Daily movement patterns of and pool fidelity in the intertidal fish Clinocottus analis was determined. Individuals showed a high degree of fidelity to a specific tidepool and the majority appeared in their pools on an every day or every other day basis. However, almost 25% of the time the cottids sheltered at some unknown location at low tide. It was also found that individuals of this species do not stay in their tidepools at high tide and are shown to be able to return to their pool of first capture over considerable distances.