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Habitat management news

By - William J Sutherland

As fish are poikilothermic (i.e. 'cold-blooded'), the onset of winter leads to a dramatic slowing of metabolic processes and feeding activity. To conserve body reserves, which will see them through the winter, fish typically seek refuge from the elements (e.g. currents, wind and wave action) in deeper, slower water or around the littoral margins where cover is provided within and above their water column by overhanging trees, stands of emergent vegetation and collections of submerged branches and decaying vegetation.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist