Whole-body endothermy in a mesopelagic fish, the opah, Lampris guttatus

Overview of attention for article published in Science, May 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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Title
Whole-body endothermy in a mesopelagic fish, the opah, Lampris guttatus
Published in
Science, May 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aaa8902
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Authors

Nicholas C. Wegner, Owyn E. Snodgrass, Heidi Dewar, John R. Hyde

Abstract

Endothermy (the metabolic production and retention of heat to warm body temperature above ambient) enhances physiological function, and whole-body endothermy generally sets mammals and birds apart from other animals. Here, we describe a whole-body form of endothermy in a fish, the opah (Lampris guttatus), that produces heat through the constant "flapping" of wing-like pectoral fins and minimizes heat loss through a series of counter-current heat exchangers within its gills. Unlike other fish, opah distribute warmed blood throughout the body, including to the heart, enhancing physiological performance and buffering internal organ function while foraging in the cold, nutrient-rich waters below the ocean thermocline.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 8 4%
United States 6 3%
Japan 5 2%
France 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 171 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 24%
Researcher 37 18%
Student > Master 35 17%
Student > Bachelor 33 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 14 7%
Other 36 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 151 74%
Environmental Science 15 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 4%
Chemistry 8 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 3%
Other 15 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1642. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 January 2017.
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#400
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Outputs from Science
#24
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Outputs of similar age
#17
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#2
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