Exercise physiology – or  how do fish swim?

In this module you will learn more about exercise physiology, especially fish exercise. This will tie together what you’ve learned in the activities Respiration and Circulation since the cardiovascular (circulation) and respiratory (respiration) systems are very important during exercise.

Assignment – questions to answer

  • How do fish swim? How can swimming be classified based on aerobic and anaerobic metabolism?
  • What type of swimming does a salmon use in the Fraser river?
  • What happens to the cardiovascular and respiratory system during swimming?

Photo from Hells gate, of one of the bottlenecks for salmon migration in the Fraser river.




Photo: Jason Hodin

Let's investigate these questions in the lesson that follows >>