Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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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.



Projects

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.


FWC Facts:
Saxitoxin, the compound that produces paralytic shellfish poisoning, was used in suicide pills for U.S. U-2 spy plane pilots in the Cold War in case of crash and potential capture.

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