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Telemetry 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.


Hogfish Research
FWC is working to better understand hogfish ecology to be able to ensure sustainable management of this important species.

Tracking Fish and Invertebrates with Acoustic Telemetry
Technological developments over two decades have brought acoustic telemetry into mainstream research, enabling biologists to monitor animals at the individual level to investigate many behaviors.

Acoustic Telemetry Tracks Florida Keys Reef Fish
While tracking movement patterns of several reef fish species, the Keys Finfish Research team is evaluating the function of marine reserves throughout the Florida Keys and surrounding waters.

Using Telemetry to Monitor Goliath Grouper
Acoustic telemetry is used to measure impacts of catch-and-release fishing on goliath grouper and to determine behavior patterns of this federally protected species.

Red Drum Spawning Movements off Tampa Bay
Biologists implant acoustic tags in adult red drum to determine habitat use and site fidelity in association with reproduction.

Using Acoustic Telemetry to Track Cobia Movement Patterns
Researchers track the movements of cobia (Rachycentron canadum) to determine migration patterns and the geographical location of the biological Atlantic and Gulf stock boundary.