Cardiac Molecular-Acclimation Mechanisms in Response to Swimming-Induced Exercise in Atlantic Salmon
Atlantic salmon pre-smolts were exercise trained at different relative water speeds (body lengths per second (BL s−1)) for ten weeks (w). Throughout the trial, swimming speeds experienced a constant decrease due to fish length increase. Speeds shown in the middle of the figure (bold) are average, while start and end speeds are shown in the left and right, respectively (brackets). The first six weeks took place under a short day-light photoregime (12L-12D), while the last 4 weeks were on a continuous light photoregime (24 L) to induce the smoltification process.