Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Temperature Measurements from Salmon Sharks, Lamna ditropis, in Alaskan Waters

Scot D. Anderson and Kenneth J. Goldman
Copeia
Vol. 2001, No. 3 (Aug. 6, 2001), pp. 794-796
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1448302
Page Count: 3
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($12.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Temperature Measurements from Salmon Sharks, Lamna ditropis, in Alaskan Waters
Preview not available

Abstract

Salmon sharks, Lamna ditropis, occur only in the North Pacific Ocean. These large sharks can grow to 250 cm total length and weigh 220 kg. They are endothermic, and previous investigators reported red muscle temperatures of 8-11 C above ambient water temperature. We recorded red muscle temperatures up to 15.6 C above ambient, along with additional muscle and organ temperatures.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[794]
    [794]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
795
    795
  • Thumbnail: Page 
796
    796