MacGregor, H.E.A.; Ioannou, C.C.

Time series of trajectory data for individual three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) swimming in groups of eight individuals

The resource consists of cartesian coordinates, expressed in units of pixels for groups of eight individual fish, swimming in a shoal. The fish were filmed from above with a high resolution video camera. The data were generated from the images and video using automated two-dimensional tracking software. A food stimulus delivering a single food reward was presented six times per trial. The data were collected between July and August 2017 in a controlled fish laboratory at the University of Bristol by the data authors. The data were collected to test the effects of group behaviour in fish shoals on foraging performance. There are instances where one or more fish in a frame could not be tracked. Where such instances occur are indicated in the data files.
The research was funded through NERC grant NE/P012639/1 Hunger and knowledge: foraging decisions in an uncertain and social world
All procedures regarding the use of animals in research followed United Kingdom guidelines and were approved by the University of Bristol Ethical Review Group (UIN UB/17/060).

Publication date: 2021-09-24

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: text (.txt)

You must cite: MacGregor, H.E.A.; Ioannou, C.C. (2021). Time series of trajectory data for individual three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) swimming in groups of eight individuals. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/08305a43-79b5-432f-ad20-2ddffe0d1077

 

Where/When

Temporal extent
2017-07-31    to    2017-08-25

Provenance & quality

The fish were filmed in a tank from above with a high resolution video camera at 25 frames per second. File resolution was reduced for video tracking. Cartesian coordinates expressed in units of pixels were generated from automated two-dimensional tracking software and are presented as text (.txt) files.

Citations

MacGregor, H.E.A. & Ioannou, C.C. Collective motion diminishes, but variation between groups emerges, through time in fish shoals. Royal Society Open Science. In press.

Correspondence/contact details

MacGregor, H.E.A.
University of Bristol
 hannah.macgregor@bristol.ac.uk

Authors

MacGregor, H.E.A.
University of Bristol
Ioannou, C.C.
University of Bristol

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Bristol
 hannah.macgregor@bristol.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Animal behaviour Collective behavior,  Fish,  Shoaling
INSPIRE Theme
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/P012639/1
Last updated
04 October 2021 08:59