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Variations of some physiological and immunological parameters in Siberian sturgeon ( Acipenser baerii, Brandt, 1869) subjected to an acute stressor
Contributor(s):: Eslamloo, K., Falahatkar, B.
This study was carried out to investigate the effect of an acute stressor on the variation of some physiological and immunological parameters of Siberian sturgeon ( Acipenser baerii) juveniles. Fish, reared in 3 tanks for 10 weeks, were used for this study. The acute stress of fish consisted of 2...
Aggressiveness and locomotion activity related to hatching time in Matrinxa, Brycon amazonicus (Spix and Agassiz, 1829)
Contributor(s):: Souza, E. C. M. de, Silva, J. P. da, Villacorta-Correa, M. A., Carvalho, T. B.
Since agonistic interaction has been a major obstacle for fish hatchery and represents great economic losses for fish farmers, aggressiveness during the different post-hatching stages of the matrinxa, Brycon amazonicus, is analyzed and compared. Each group of three larvae was observed at six...
Linking risk taking and the behavioral and metabolic responses to confinement stress in gilthead seabream Sparus aurata
Contributor(s):: Herrera, M., Castanheira, M. F., Conceicao, L. E. C., Martins, C. I.
Risk taking and avoidance responses during confinement have been identified in a variety of species, including fish. In addition, differences in metabolic rate have also been attributed to divergent personalities, coping styles or behavioral types. In this study we disclose for the first time a...
The effect of land based seal watching tourism on the haul-out behaviour of harbour seals ( Phoca vitulina) in Iceland
Contributor(s):: Granquist, S. M., Sigurjonsdottir, H.
The effect of land-based seal watching on the haul-out pattern of harbour seals ( Phoca vitulina) was investigated between June and August of 2008-2010 on Vatnsnes, NW Iceland. The results showed that the behaviour and spatial haul-out pattern of seals was affected by the tourists. In 2009 the...
Use of conditioned place preference/avoidance tests to assess affective states in fish
Contributor(s):: Millot, S., Cerqueira, M., Castanheira, M. F., Overli, O., Martins, C. I. M., Oliveira, R. F.
Animal welfare has been defined as the balance between positive and negative experiences or affective states. Despite the growing evidence of complex cognitive abilities and the expression of affective states such as pain and fear, very little is known about ability to experience memory based...
Attitudes toward animals: a study of Portuguese children
Contributor(s):: Almeida, A., Vasconcelos, C., Strecht-Ribeiro, O.
In this study we analyzed the attitudes toward different animals in 210 Portuguese children: 107 boys and 103 girls, aged between 8 and 10 years, attending the 3rd and 4th years of primary school. We used a questionnaire with two distinct parts. In the first part, the children were asked about...
The impact of animal welfare advertising on opposition to the Canadian seal hunt and willingness to boycott the Canadian seafood industry
Contributor(s):: Braunsberger, K.
The purpose of this research was to measure and compare the initial and carryover effects of a video advertisement developed by an animal welfare organization, namely Harpseals. org. The ad was designed to educate the public about an egregious act against wildlife (i.e., the Canadian seal hunt),...
The preference of 0+ and 2+ gilthead seabream Sparus aurata for coloured substrates or no-substrate
Contributor(s):: Batzina, A., Sotirakoglou, K., Karakatsouli, N.
A major component of animal welfare is to provide for the behavioural and psychological needs of captive animals. A means to estimate these needs is preference tests. However, what an animal chooses may not prove to be beneficial for its long-term health and welfare. The long-term effect (for...
Behavioural responses of Argentine coastal dusky dolphins Lagenorhynchus obscurus to a biopsy pole system
Contributor(s):: Loizaga de Castro, R., Hoelzel, A. R., Crespo, E. A.
Effect of housing and husbandry practices on adrenocortical activity in captive Canada lynx ( Lynx canadensis)
Contributor(s):: Fanson, K. V., Wielebnowski, N. C.
Genetic differences for behaviour in juveniles from two strains of brown trout suggest an effect of domestication history
Contributor(s):: Benhaim, D., Guyomard, R., Chatain, B., Quillet, E., Begout, M. L.
Legal and ethical apprehensions regarding relational object. The case of genetically modified fish
Contributor(s):: Coutellec, L., Doussan, I.
New directions for zoo animal welfare science
Contributor(s):: Whitham, J. C., Wielebnowski, N.
The positional quality of life and death: a theory of human-animal relations in animism
Contributor(s):: Praet, I.
The time budget of Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar) held in enriched tanks
Contributor(s):: Nordgreen, J., Bjorge, M. H., Janczak, A. M., Hovland, A. L., Moe, R. O., Ranheim, B., Horsberg, T. E.
Utilising spatial distribution in two-tank systems to investigate the level of aversiveness to crowding in farmed rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss
Contributor(s):: Laursen, D. C., Andersson, M. A., Silva, P. I. M., Petersson, E., Hoglund, E.
HABRI Central Case Studies: Aquariums in Alzheimer's Care Facilities
Contributor(s):: HABRI Central
When an aquarium is introduced into a care facility for people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, staff and residents both find themselves with less to worry about.
Shrimp Aquaculture and Aguadulce: A Broken Partnership
Contributor(s):: Sylvia M. Bolanos, Richard Weisskoff (adviser)
A socio-economic impact study was conducted in Aguadulce, Panama to analyze the viability of the shrimp aquaculture industry. Two visits in 2004 and 2010 document the changes the industry underwent through the use of a survey and interviews of knowledgeable informants. Interviews were conducted...
Dolphin-Assisted Therapy for Children with Special Needs: A Pilot Study
Contributor(s):: Dilts, Rachel, Trompisch, Norbert, Bergquist, Timothy M.
Effects of Watching Aquariums on Elders' Stress
Contributor(s):: DeSchriver, Mary M., Riddick, Carol Cutler