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Multisensory Integration and Behavioral Plasticity in Sharks from Different Ecological Niches

Figure 2

Experimental flume setup.

Top view diagram, to scale, with a ∼1 m bonnethead in the test arena, swimming up a plume (approximate outline indicated by gray dotted lines) emanating from the prey. The black dot represents the location of the prey only and is not representative of size. The window allows a side view of the prey area for observation and high speed video recording of the strike-capture sequence. The upstream collimators create uniform, small-scale turbulence and uniform flow through the flume. The downstream gate can be raised to release the shark from the pen used to hold each animal prior to testing. The large remaining part of the oval tank (shown partially) was used to maintain experimental animals.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0093036.g002