Entrainment of a Tidal Rhythm

Science. 1965 Feb 19;147(3660):864-7. doi: 10.1126/science.147.3660.864.


The endogenous tidal rhythm of locomotor activity of the sandbeach isopod, Excirolana chiltoni, has been entrained in the laboratory by a device designed to simulate wave action on a beach. The essential component of the treatment appears to be mechanical stimulation by a water current.