Fish and Wildlife Research Institute


Acoustic Telemetry Research

Telemetry studies conducted at the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute use underwater acoustic transmitters and receivers to monitor movement patterns and other behaviors of a variety of aquatic animals. Collectively, these studies create an extensive network of receivers, maximizing the space and time over which tagged animals are monitored.


Biologists use acoustic telemetry in both saltwater and freshwater environments to study an assortment of species, from goliath grouper on deep offshore wrecks to largemouth bass in shallow streams and rivers.


The 2nd annual iTAG meeting (integrated tracking of aquatic animals in the Gulf of Mexico) concluded on October 30, 2015.

Telemetry Publications

Read telemetry articles published by marine fisheries researchers.

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