Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 103–109 | Cite as

Internal current generation in respiration chambers

  • R. Saborowski
  • F. Buchholz


A technical device generating a constant and directed current within a sealed respiration chamber is described. It does not involve any external pumps or tubing. This system is easy to handle, and improved the maintenance of rheotactic pelagic species like the Northern krill (Meganyctiphanes norvegica, Crustacea) or small fishes (Gasterosteus aculeatus) under experimental conditions.

Key words

Respiration chamber current rheotactic animals krill fish 

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© Biologische Anstalt Helgoland 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Saborowski
    • 1
  • F. Buchholz
    • 1
  1. 1.Biologische Anstalt HelgolandHelgolandGermany

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