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.