Cover ImageCover: Foraging behavior in juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) can be elicited by chemical cues associated with food, but whether turtles can perceive airborne odors, as opposed to waterborne cues, has not previously been investigated. Endres, Putman and Lohmann (pp. 3823−3827) delivered food odorants to the air above the water where turtles swam and found that these odors elicited foraging behavior immediately after turtles surfaced to breathe. These results demonstrate for the first time that sea turtles detect airborne odors. Under natural conditions, this ability may function in foraging, navigation, or both. Photo by C. S. Endres.Close Modal
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Environment, antecedents and climate change: lessons from the study of temperature physiology and river migration of salmonids
Spatial distribution of opsin-encoding mRNAs in the tiered larval retinas of the sunburst diving beetle Thermonectus marmoratus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)
Brood pheromone suppresses physiology of extreme longevity in honeybees (Apis mellifera)
Isoform- and cell-specific function of tyrosine decarboxylase in the Drosophila Malpighian tubule
Interspecific and intersexual learning rate differences in four butterfly species
The freshwater Amazonian stingray, Potamotrygon motoro, up-regulates glutamine synthetase activity and protein abundance, and accumulates glutamine when exposed to brackish (15‰) water
Carbonic anhydrase expression and CO2 excretion during early development in zebrafish Danio rerio
The responses of zebrafish (Danio rerio) to high external ammonia and urea transporter inhibition: nitrogen excretion and expression of rhesus glycoproteins and urea transporter proteins
Fatty acid composition of pectoralis muscle membrane, intramuscular fat stores and adipose tissue of migrant and wintering white-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis)
The intestinal response to feeding in seawater gulf toadfish, Opsanus beta, includes elevated base secretion and increased epithelial oxygen consumption
Passive maintenance of high angle of attack and its lift generation during flapping translation in crane fly wing
Cell kinetics of the marine sponge Halisarca caerulea reveal rapid cell turnover and shedding
Characterization of the sea bass melanocortin 5 receptor: a putative role in hepatic lipid metabolism
Differences in LTM-forming capability between geographically different strains of Alberta Lymnaea stagnalis are maintained whether they are trained in the lab or in the wild
Ventilatory and cardiovascular actions of centrally and peripherally administered trout pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) in the unanaesthetized trout
New funding schemes for junior faculty staff
In celebration of our 100th anniversary, JEB has launched two new grants to support junior faculty staff working in animal comparative physiology and biomechanics who are within five years of setting up their first lab/research group. Check out our ECR Visiting Fellowships and Research Partnership Kickstart Travel Grants. First deadline for applications is 15 July 2023.
JEB@100: an interview with Monitoring Editor Sanjay Sane
Sanjay Sane tells us about his first experience of publishing with the journal and why he thinks JEB is going to play a key role in our understanding of the current climate crisis and its implications for biodiversity.
The Forest of Biologists
The Forest of Biologists is a biodiversity initiative created by The Company of Biologists, with support from the Woodland Trust. For every Research and Review article published in Journal of Experimental Biology a native tree is planted in a UK forest. In addition to this we are protecting and restoring ancient woodland and are dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. Visit our virtual forest to learn more.
Celebrating 100 years of discovery
This Special Issue focuses on broad biological questions addressed through the lens of comparative biomechanics. Crosscutting through time, this series of Reviews, Commentaries and Research Articles addresses questions from the vantage points of the history of the field, today’s research, and the future of comparative biomechanics. Read the Editorial by Sheila Patek, Monica Daley and Sanjay Sane.
Centenary Review - Adaptive echolocation behavior
Cynthia F. Moss and colleagues Review the behaviours used by echolocating mammals to track and intercept moving prey, interrogate dynamic sonar scenes, and exploit visual and passive acoustic stimuli.
Lack of oxygen curtails vision in red-eared sliders
When red-eared sliders sink to the bottom of a frozen pond for winter they reduce many biological systems to minimum life support, but now Michael Ariel and colleagues show that the reptiles temporarily lose their sight due to lack of oxygen but retain hearing.