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Thermal stratification in lakes determines where fish are, but also modifies how well acoustic telemetry can detect them

– By Mathew Wells, Yulong Kuai, and Yulu Shi –

The habitat usage of fish in large lakes and the coastal ocean is in part determined by thermal stratification, whereby fish choose regions that match their thermal preferences. The density stratification implied by a stratification of warm water above cold water also controls the dissolved oxygen profiles and the location of plankton and prey species, which also determine fish habitat usage.

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