This 360º swim tunnel is a specialized version of a standard Loligo® swim tunnel. A wider middle section houses a dry compartment for a camera to film swimming animals from inside the test section through a thin acrylic wall. This means that the swimming animal can be viewed and filmed from all four angles: left, right, from above, and from underneath, and all through single acrylic walls for optimum optical quality.
Hence, we named this baby the 360º swim tunnel!
The compact design and small volume still allow for respirometric methods. Applications include physiology, behavior, bioenergetics, biomechanics or kinematic measurements.