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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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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

N. C. Wegner, O. E. Snodgrass, H. Dewar, J. 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 2%
Japan 5 2%
United States 4 1%
Spain 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 298 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 58 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 58 18%
Student > Master 54 17%
Researcher 51 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 22 7%
Other 64 20%
Unknown 20 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 200 61%
Environmental Science 30 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 11 3%
Chemistry 8 2%
Other 23 7%
Unknown 35 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1606. 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 15 May 2020.
All research outputs
#2,349
of 15,576,177 outputs
Outputs from Science
#173
of 66,954 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28
of 233,027 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#7
of 1,225 outputs
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