Acoustic Telemetry

The Fisheries and Conservation Biology Lab at MLML uses acoustic telemetry to quantify the movements of fishes, often relative to marine reserve boundaries—a technique that has become increasingly more common. A combination of passive acoustic receivers deployed on the seafloor and active acoustic tracking from a surface vessel can provide both long-term and fine-scale information. The following research projects have been administered, at least in part, by Dr. Rick Starr and/or graduate students of his Fisheries & Conservation Biology Lab at MLML:

Mediterranean Grouper (2003 – present)

Prickly Sharks in the Monterey Canyon (2005)

Elkhorn Slough Leopard Sharks (2003 – 2005)

Black Rockfish in Carmel Bay (2006 – 2007)

Carmel Bay Lingcod (2005 – 2006)

Carmel Bay Rockfish (2008 – 2009)

Nassau Grouper (2001 – 2006)

Alaska Lingcod (2000 – 2002)

Underwater Tagging of Rockfishes (1997 – 1998)

Click here to view the Acoustic Telemetry Photo Gallery!