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Document Type: Report
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 6779
Title: A laboratory for fish behavior studies
Author/Editor: H William Newman
Year: 1959
Institution: U.S. Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, Special Scientific Report:  Fisheries No. 271
Date: January 1959

A specialized laboratory has been built in Seattle, Washington, for obtaining information about fish behavior.  The laboratory includes a concrete experimental tank, 60 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 5 feet deep, in which water can be recirculated at flows up to 40 cfs, and several smaller tanks for a variety of studies.  Features of the laboratory include facilities for holding and acclimatizing fish, electronic control units for electrical studies, a heat-exchange system for temperature control in small tanks, means for controlling light conditions, and provisions for making chemical analyses. 

Notes: Bureau of Commercial Fisheries 16 pages