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.

iTAG 2015 Conference

This year's conference will be hosted in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 29-30.

Telemetry Publications

Read telemetry articles published by marine fisheries researchers.

FWC Facts:
American eels are catadromous, which means they live in fresh water but go to the sea to spawn.

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